Community nursing is at a crossroads
I graduated from University of Barcelona’s School of Nursing in 1997. As a young male nurse, I loved action and technology, so the emergency care environment was a good fit. Work was intermittent in Spain, so in 2000 I moved to England.
As the years went by, I felt constrained by the hierarchic, task-orientated system and felt that I could not be myself or express my ideas properly in the hospital environment.
Frustrated, I finished shifts demoralised, deflated and sad. My nursing career began to drift and I ended up working on the nurse bank. I felt undervalued and unable to make a difference.Patient-centred care
In 2012 I decided to give nursing one last chance and applied to be a community nurse. I had found my perfect role. A community nurse experiences all the thrills of working in emergency care.Watch the video
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