The benefits of being a peer reviewer
Four of our reviewers discuss the rewards of encouraging others to publish with RCNi
When asked about the principles that had guided his career, Hollywood actor Jack Lemmon replied that it was important to ‘send the elevator back down’.
He was using a metaphor to describe something that is true in all professions – namely the responsibility as we progress to want the same, if not greater, success for those who are climbing the potentially perilous career ladder.
In nursing this takes many forms; being kind to those nervously doing their initial clinical placement, supporting colleagues who face a promotion interview, or perhaps seeing the potential in a junior colleague and supporting their development even if it means they leave us behind are a few examples.
As we find ourselves keen or even compelled to publish,...
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