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Student placements: we need to ‘feed’ our future nurses to build them up

Why does nurses’ famed kindness not always extend to each other, or those in training?

Why does nurses’ famed kindness not always extend to each other, or those in training?

Experienced nurses have a lot to share with students in training Picture: Tim George

‘What would you like with your student, madam? Skinny fries or a green salad?’

I only recently came across the expression ‘nurses eat their young’, which was coined more than 30 years ago by Judith Meissner, herself a nurse.

Nursing student attrition rate is worryingly high

I loved that one of the academic articles pointed out that this was not literal. Phew – what a relief.

Nurses, whose profession is kindness, whose lifeblood is compassion, are sometimes spiteful to each other.

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