Patrick Cooper-Duffy | 15.02.2004 19:25
Nursing makes you sick.After a life time working in health I find myself on Invalidity Benefit.I have given evidence to both the House of Lords and the House of Commons on the nature of bullying.The system that has been developed damages the health of those who work it.Its pretty bad for those to whom its given .
15th Febuary 004
An appeal to nurses and the general public.
Why we need a change for the better in the the State of Nursing.After some 34 years of nursing experience I find myself on Invalidity Benefit Some of the reasons are to be found in my evidence to the House of Lords and the House of Commons.One of the prime reasons is bullying in nursing to which I was a victim.I find myself disgusted with the state of nursing and the present system.The question that arises is what to do.I have had many years experience with the trade unions and the RCN I find them useless.
The system has been taken over by empire builders and the rest.It is becoming increasingly impossible to disagree yet the evidence of decay is there.The care of the mentally ill,learning disabilities,the aged seems to be going backwards.Even in general nursing basic standards of care are neglected.When will there be a change for the better.?If things remain as they are the answer is never.
Change will only take place when enough nurses and the general public decide they have had enough of execuses.We all need to take up both civic pride and courage.Part of such is the role of the humble letter.I ask you to start writing to your local member of Parliament.
Do this by Writing an effective letter
Keep your letter short and to the point. One side of A4 should be enough.
Use your own words if you can. On the state of nursing and the cost to your own health.Be polite and constructive.
How to contact your MP
All MPs can be reached in writing at the House of Commons, Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA in addition to their constituency offices.
Inform your local or national press as your progress.
Bsc Honours Dip.Ruskin(0xford)RNMS.RNM.Cert Education.