Perceptions of Nursing and Midwifery

What do you fear in the future of nursing? by Lynsay Ward

Day 6 of the @bloggersnnurse challenge is what do you fear in the future of nursing.
For me this falls into two parts: self fear and fear for the nursing profession overall.
As a newly qualified member of staff I have many self fears, I worry that I will not recognise that a patient is deteriorating, I worry that I will do something wrong that may hurt a patient, I worry that the increasingly extra paperwork will mean that I don't have time for my patients and I worry about not coping if things get hard. However the more experience that I gain and the more I do skills these fears get easier.
For the future of the profession there is a big fear hanging over us all about staffing, we are already struggling and with many factors including retirement levels and the impending exit from the European union looming these numbers are going to get worse unless we can start to recruit more students into the profession. I remain optimistic that we will work this out and get through it but a lot of changes need made to obtain it first.

What inspired you to write this blog?

The Transforming Perceptions of Nursing and Midwifery 30 Day Challenge

 

What is your role?

Community Nurse, Edinburgh Napier & QMU graduate, RCN Lothian NQN branch exec.

 

What are your nursing and/or midwifery qualifications?

Community Nurse, Edinburgh Napier & QMU graduate, RCN Lothian NQN branch exec.

 

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