Shorter: Emergency Department Nurses. Bloggers. A bit jaded. Recovering cynics.
Longer: This blog favours a vision of nursing that values nurses and allows nurses to provide safe, competent and evidence-based care to their patients, and to practice at their full potential.
We view the health care system with a great deal of scepticism; we are especially suspicious of consultant-driven “reform”, managerial incompetence and boobery masquerading as being “change leadership”, all forms of human-resource-speak that devalues and demeans nurses, and general wastefulness.
But we am not willing to drink the Kool-Aid of nursing leaders (and managers) who think if we wish hard enough and have positive, nice thoughts, we’ll live in a happier world. That’s called magical thinking, and it’s commonly practised by children and psychiatric patients. Simple enough, eh?
TorontoEmerg, who is a Luddite at heart, and who also swears a lot.
JeanHill: who wears scarves inappropriate to actual weather and who also is secretly appalled by TorontoEmerg’s cursing.
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