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    In its early days, the NHS was an institution that valued and worked in accordance with a strict hierarchy. Consultants and other doctors occupied the top positions, with nurses taking their much lowlier place close to the bottom of the pile. The gender of those who staffed our hospitals and surgeries also reflected a wider societal gender divide, with almost exclusively female nurses existing primarily to enact the wishes of almost exclusively male doctors. Decision-making rights were concentrated amongst the males, at the top of the NHS power structure. Nursing today is a very different proposition and, rather than being […]
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    Nursing roles have always played a large part in all aspects of healthcare and today the diversity of the work involved means that those who choose a career in nursing have more opportunities than ever before. Of course, across the spectrum of nursing jobs for both women and men there are certain skills needed to cover every discipline. For example, having a high degree of empathy means someone can place themselves in another person’s shoes and have an idea of what they are going through. This can be an essential element in learning how to treat everyone with respect and […]
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