Nurses are right not to take on responsibilities for which they have not been properly prepared

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7093.1556b (Published 24 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1556
  1. Margaret Wallace, Director of standards promotiona
  1. a United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, London W1N 4JT

    Editor—I write in response to the letter from J C Hughes about the need for nurses to accept more responsibility and for doctors to receive better training in the care of terminally ill patients.1 I agree with much that Hughes says, but it is …

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