Remedial nursingBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7477.1295-a (Published 25 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1295
- Colin Douglas, doctor and novelist
What do nurses actually do? There can be few doctors who have never wondered; and surely far fewer who have ever dared ask. Perhaps like most of us, I have pondered the question off and on over the years: ever since a student nurse on night duty when I was a houseman brought it to my notice that the man was dying and the least we could do was make him comfortable.
I have been wondering again …