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Senior nurses are out of touch

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 30 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:872
  1. Eileen Cummins,
  2. Jeremy S Stern
  1. Sister Registrar Nelson Hospital, London SW20 8DB

    EDITOR,--Jane Salvage's attempts to examine what is happening to nursing is notable for its rejection of the past.1 The contributions of Jacqueline Short (a nurse who became a doctor) and Ann Bradshaw (a lecturer in nursing), both with a different view,2 are said to show shaky reasoning and nostalgia for a mythical golden age.1 M Barton3 rejects Hay's assertion4 that the nursing leadership is “frog-marching” nursing towards clinical autonomy (and research) against the wishes of the “rank and …

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