I dont know who these po faced, holier than thou, pompous critics think they are,and what parallel universe they exist in, but they seem to have missed the point that the genre of this book clearly states these are experiences of several nurses over several years dramatised and composited --that is lots of different people and places mixed up while keeping the essence of the stories----otherwise there would be little point in writing it, if it was going to be just a load of made up whitewash.. Three of these stories were taken from the Journal of District Nursing who had no problems with them, and I have at least six more in other Nursing Journals of a similar genre.You had better have a go at these editors and berate them for the error of their ways.Both myself and my co-author would not have been working in our posts with glowing appraisals if we were a pair of Sairy Gamps, or if we were, then the Trust was not doing its job to let us.The two narrators, the patients and the situations were all composites, as the book clearly says, that is they were made up of several situations and people, though based on reality---it is not a novel, though perhaps it would have been better written as a novel, but certain people would still have had a dickipoggy fit or whatever. They had better get writing themselves and do better to show how it "REALLY IS " ! I would hate to be nursed by any of you people with your long faces and narrow minded sanctimonious posturings.
I wonder if James Heriot had all this palaver with Mrs Pumphrey and Tricky Woo. Have a read of Matthew 23:27, folks!
Barbara Green RGN SCM DN