As nurses, we need fun – and respect – if we are to survive the stresses of the job
Colleagues of my vintage remember when there was more room for camaraderie, says Jane Bates
Good-humoured teamwork can help nurses through the hard times Picture: iStock
Outraged and bemused, or is it outmused and beraged? I am so indignant I can hardly get the words out.
Strolling around a busy marketplace, I came across a stall selling bags sporting the names of various professions. Everyone was considered great. Paramedics are great, solicitors are great – you get the gist. But our venerable profession? We, apparently, are not ‘great’.
'Our' bag said 'Nurses are naughty'. It had a caricature of a nurse giving what was supposed to be a lascivious wink but looked more like she was developing Bell’s palsy. I know it was supposed to be a bit of light-hearted nonsense, but really?
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