Letters

Nurses need more resources to do their job

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7351.1453 (Published 15 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1453
  1. Fiona McLean (fiona.mclean@bl.uk), health care information officer
  1. British Library, London NW1 2DB

    EDITOR—I was a nurse for some years. My response to Buchan's editorial on global nursing shortages is to say that factors such as flexible working hours and continuous professional development may help, but there are more fundamental problems.1

    I gave up nursing in the mid-1980s. I would have gone back like a shot in the following …

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