Healthy Aging – More than just the body

Recently, an elderly couple in England made international headlines when they called emergency services due to their loneliness. Officers from the Greater Manchester Police force responded to the call by making the couple a pot of tea and staying for a chat. Mr and Mrs Thompson, both in their 90s with poor health, stated “sometimes […]

Smart Nurses, Stupid Posts

The recent controversy and social media frenzy over comments made on the US TV show “The View” in regards to a Miss America contestant wearing a “doctor’s stethoscope”, have only served to highlight the common misconceptions that still surround nursing. However, a quick look through social media feeds reveal nurses feeding the outdated, negative stereotypes […]

Follow The Leader

I don’t want to talk about leaders.  I want to focus on followers.  We tend to overlook their impact and dismiss them too easily as ‘groupies’, ‘sheep’ or people just trying to jump on the bandwagon.  We underestimate their effect.  There’s a great TED Talk by Derek Sivers which discusses how to start a movement, in which he […]