I applaud the manager of the surgical ward in Brisbane who highlighted an immensely important issue in nursing education (NR, July, p.11). It has taken me some time and thought to put this response together because I care passionately about this subject. In the 18 years that I have been involved with nursing student clinical education in various roles in Brisbane, I have just about given up hope that anything would happen to sort this out. To me, it seems like the students are in a similar situation to the child of divorcing parents who cannot stop fighting. (In this case, education and clinical services are the warring parties.)
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