Just curious...my wife and I were watching a movie last night that takes place in the UK and there were quite a few hospital scenes. All the nurses wore a nice blue uniform (and looked very professional all matching as opposed to the hodgepodge of scrubs
often found in the US) but I noticed it was a dress. I never saw a male nurse. Also, I've heard that nurses are often called "Sisters" in the UK, true?
What about males? Is there a uniform for males that is pants? Is there a different title? Or do men in nursing not really exist over there? Just a curious Yank... :-)
Oct 6, '07
I have a question along those lines: I'm reading an article from Journal of Clinical Nursing and it mentions E-and D-grade nurses, G-grade sisters, F-grade sisters and Level 2 patients.
The article has to do with nurse consultants evaluating clinical nursing in a SICU/SHDU. The author talks about "clinical reasoning was characterized as teaching and explaining to, mainly, bedside nurses what they should do in the event that care was not fully understood, missed or carried out incorrectly" (Fairley & Closs 2006).
Wouldn't a nurse, especially a nurse in a specialty area like that already know what to do if things were missed, screwed up, etc? I don't get it. That sounds really condescending.
Last edit by TDub on Oct 6, '07