Lack of discipline is the main nursing challenge
I AGREE wholeheartedly with Professor Jonathan Jansen's "seven simple steps" he applied to improving nursing in this week's column.
However, the root problem, generally, is that those in power today seem to think discipline is colonial. The discipline in nursing was almost military before management in state hospitals was taken over by the cadres. If a nursing sister entered a ward, the nurses would stand up straight and roll down their sleeves. Now, most nurses slouch around and answer back.
In my opinion, this is what has gone wrong in most professions and areas of service delivery; the police, the army, teaching and the workplace in general.
Where there is no discipline there is no accountability. Where there is no accountability, people just do what they want. - Grahame Martin, Port Elizabeth