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Title Confessions Of A Nurse:: How The F*** Do You Spell Haemorrhoids? - Ep 1 Of 4 / Director: Anthony, Ben
Published Australia : ABC2, 2013
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Summary *Coarse Language*Filmed over a year, Confessions Of A Nurse is a documentary series that reveals who cares for us and our loved ones when we're admitted to hospital. Often undervalued and overlooked, these are some of the nurses who wash us, feed us and take care of us when we're at our most vulnerable.This heart-warming, humorous and intimate series allows nurses in the UK's National Health Service (NHS) to confess what they really think about us, their patients, and the job they do.In the first episode, Latoya dreams of life as a super model - only having to get out of bed for thousands of pounds rather than the #14 000 a year basic pay she receives as a healthcare assistant at Birmingham City Hospital. But Latoya is a grafter, working all hours on the wards carrying out many of nursing's least pleasant jobs. Stuck at the bottom of the nursing ladder, Latoya hopes to one day qualify as a staff nurse.Straight talking and glamorous Debbie worked as a healthcare assistant for 10 years before she qualified as a staff nurse. Working in the relative ease and gentle pace of a ward specialising in hip and knee replacements, Debbie gets a shock to the system when she's transferred to the orthopaedic trauma ward. Coping with heavily dependent patients and a man who repeatedly hurls his own faeces at the nurses, her patience, nursing skills and caring instincts are severely tested.Talented, wisecracking nurse Sarah has just made a major career move. Having worked as a sister in A&E for 7 years, she's on trial to be a Clinical Nurse Practitioner, responsible for running the whole hospital at night. It's a big step up into management and she needs to decide whether she's prepared to spend less time looking after patients and more time running the place. It's a challenge to her vocation as a nurse but with a step up in pay, Sarah may finally be able to escape living at her mum's
Event Broadcast 2013-08-26 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: M
Subject Nurse and patient.
Nurses -- Management.
Nurses -- Salaries, etc.
Psychic trauma -- Patients.
United Kingdom.
Form Streaming video
Author Anthony, Ben, director
McKoy, Latoya, contributor