Peter's profile

Activity for Peter Towns

Showing: 3 Results
Sort by

I was recently luck enough to speak at our local Cancer conference around the subject of perceptions of nursing.  For the presentation I chose to look more closely at the topic of perception itself, why do we see things the way we do and how is that perception formed?  It’s a area I’ve spoken about many times before as I find it truly fascinating; the thought that our view of the world can be so different to those around us is both intriguing and also deeply worrying. Who hasn’t left a...

Peter Towns
by Peter Towns
1 Votes
Comments 0
Peter Towns

Two events have occurred during the last week which have really made me think about the term “Role model”.   What is a role model, who are my role models and why?   I guess when I put my mind to it a role model for me is someone who inspires me, to be the best version of me possible.  I've been incredibly lucky during my career to work alongside some outstanding role models, the kinds of people who raise all around them up to a higher level either by design or simply by being in their...

Peter Towns
by Peter Towns
0 Votes
Comments 0
Peter Towns

The Male Matron When one thinks of Matron most people’s minds immediately jump to Hattie Jacques in the carry-on films of the 1950’s.  Matron was known to be a formidable figure, a woman of staunch authority who kept our hospitals in check.  Matrons ruled the ward and their word was law. A key word in the above paragraph is “Woman”.  The term Matron is intrinsically linked to the female sex, indeed the Oxford Dictionary defines a matron as a “A woman in charge of domestic and medical...

Peter Towns
by Peter Towns
0 Votes
Comments 0
Peter Towns
 

Peter Towns

Newcastle, United Kingdom

Joined this community on Feb 21, 2018

Bio Nurse for 20+ years, have been a HCA, staff nurse, Spec nurse, charge nurse and now a Matron for cancer services. Married with 2 kids. Ex RAF reserve squadron leader with an interest in leadership and team building.

What is your role?
Matron

Do you want to sign up to be an ambassador
Yes

Reputation ranking

Ranking
140
Points
65

Following

0 in this community
Share