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EDITORIAL COMMENTIn preparation for reviewing volume 1 of "The Standard", we have been browsing through the last 52 issues. Quality and quantity of content have varied from week to week, we perhaps more than anyone else are conscious of the shortcomings of the magazine. However, we are convinced that "The Standard" will continue to have an important role to fill in the life of the hospital. Are you?
Progress Report on Nurses in Training contd.
Part 5Consultation with everyone involved in the learning process of each trainee is necessary for the nurse responsible for writing up the assessment. The report should be written in full consultation with the trainee who should be given every opportunity to put her own point of view and should reflect the considered judgement on the trainee's total performance as a nurse, bearing in mind the stage reached in experience and training. It is important that the trainee should know, before the report leaves the ward, exactly what has been written about him or her.
Part 6 gives the essentials of good assessment as understanding:-
Thinking of the trainee as
Part 7 deals with the different view points of the inexperienced learner and the knowledgeable trained nurse.
The trainee may be
We regret that part of the recent series "Progress Reports on Nurses in Training" was omitted and here is published the omitted section.
Social Therapy ReviewOn Wednesday afternoons the weekly shopping trips continue to be a great success. Although many difficulties are incurred, e.g. negotiating the footbridge on Winwick Road, the therapy in travelling by bus and holding their own money is undeniable. Usually, we catch the 2.20 p.m. bus into Warrington which gives us two hours clear for shopping. Warrington Co-operative Society have proved very helpful towards us in that our ladies and gentlemen are treated like everyone else (which is as it should be) and not like patients. We always find time to call for a cup of tea or coffee and a cake and the pleasure gained from paying for this is quite amazing. It's surprising that not more male wards are taking advantage of this service as I'm sure they would find it extremely beneficial. There were two cricket matches this week and both were lost. The staff lost against Red Bank and the patients lost against Langho. As you all know, the sports are on June 17th giving us exactly one week left. As not many entrants have been to training sessions we hope to see them in this last week for a little bit of training - it all helps. On the Sunday following Sports Day there will be a Charity football match in the hospital grounds against the Swan Hotel. Although a serious match there will be some light relief at halftime in the form of a ladies five-a-side football match. It is for charity so everyone will be most welcome to bring along their families and friends and lets hope the weather won't let us down.
ANGLINGNo, nothing to do with the sport - just a little carp and cod resulting from the angle at which I looked at two of last week's contributions. First, David McKendrick's comment on the occasion of the first birthday of The Standard.... And at the beginning it should be clarified that there are no staff on "The Standard" - we are neither The Times nor The Sun.... some of us are members of the Communications Committee and others of us "Press Gangers". The members give up their spare time to work like billio for what they sincerely believe is a good cause....... the Press Gangers those who have had the mechanics of the magazine shoehorned in between other work - i.e. the typists and the female industrial therapy. From my angle it seems that what difficulties have appeared with the mechanics the reporters and the publications committee are not in a position to know - the duplicating machine going beserk, the paper not picking up properly, the last minute articles, causing rush in the female industrial therapy and the straw that almost breaks the camel's back and for which no newspaper staff would stand - the blinkin' awful state and bad writing of some of the contributions, which brings me to Second, Besley Naylor's Thoughts for the Year. There is a mistake in every paragraph of this article because the language was so involved and the writing so convoluted that the girl who typed it and the girl who checked it didn't know what the dickens he was talking about. Personally, I think he was saying what the young say "Make Love not War". We apologise for the mistakes........ we hate to make them,....... alas - we are but mortal.
LETTERS TO THE EDITORSNow that the 52nd Edition of The Standard has passed and all the compliments and patting of backs for special efforts are over, may we remind you there was also another very important piece of paper that week "The Pay-Slip", payment for a job we are all employed to do and an incentive to do that bit extra when required, which is what we and many more like us have done and will go on doing without shouting from the roof-tops. What about the people who don't receive any of this who really deserve a special thanks for the hours of work done assembling The Standards after they have earned their £1. How many of The Standard Committee have taken the trouble to see the background work in operation by the patients in Industrial Therapy? Oh yes! We, the I.T. staff thank them every week especially when they offer to come back early to get them completed on time. What about you doing the same?
L. Knowles and
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