Should be readily available on every ward and unit where safeguarding is an issue - 4/5
I work in a residential home for older people. Can I verify or certify that someone has died during the night instead of calling out a general practitioner?
Deprivation of liberty can be a confusing subject for lawyers and healthcare professionals alike. Part of the difficulty in understanding and applying deprivation of liberty safeguards is that there is a complex set of regulations and it can be challenging to find specific information from the various sources of published guidance.
My neighbour works in a residential home and calls herself nurse when she introduces herself to people. I have told her that she cannot do this as she is not registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Am I right?
I want to take some time off once my wife has given birth, but my manager says I cannot do this as my wife, who works for the same employer, is taking maternity leave. Is he right?
The mother of one of my patients on the children’s ward has telephoned a few times asking about her five-year-old daughter. The father, with whom the child lives, has asked us not to tell the mother anything. What should we do?
A four-year-old patient has asked me whether Father Christmas exists. His parents say he believes in him but he has been told by other children on the ward that he doesn’t exist. What should I tell him?
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Junior doctors may strike as a result of proposed changes to their contracts. Can my colleagues and I take strike action with them?
Do I need an indemnity arrangement if I only do agency work in a care home, not a hospital?
I have been told that I have to attend a meeting with my manager next week about a complaint that has been received. What should I do?
My ward manager says that I cannot witness a will for one of my patients. Is this true?
Originally published in 2011, this controversial book was released in a Kindle version last year, with a slightly more eye-catching front cover.
What is a lasting power of attorney?
Is it okay to say sorry to a patient or relative after an incident has occurred? My manager says we should not do this.
This fascinating if sometimes uncomfortable book deals not with the triumphs that drugs have brought society, but the ‘failures’ – the author’s term – of the drug industry.
Many books that tackle the history of medicine are heavy, dry, academic tomes. This book is different in that it has a very engaging and light hearted, almost irreverent, tone.