‘Persist and be ambitious: nothing that comes easy is worth having’
University of Wolverhampton Institute of Health Professions senior lecturer Jim Bethel outlines the changes in emergency nursing over his career.
What is your job?
I am a senior lecturer in the Institute of Health Professions at the University of Wolverhampton. I teach nurses, paramedics, physiotherapists and pharmacists how to independently manage caseloads of patients in a variety of settings, including GP surgeries, pharmacies, urgent care centres and emergency departments (EDs). I also work as a nurse practitioner in the ED at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, where my work principally involves caring for children.
What might you have done otherwise?
The only options I recall being interested in were working as a cartographer for the Ordnance Survey or print journalism. Either option could have seen me swept away by digital technology by now so I am sure I...
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