Being compassionate should be as important as being clever when it comes to the recruitment of staff to care for the elderly, experts say. The recommendation was one of a series made by the Commission on Improving Dignity in Care for Older People to improve standards in hospitals and care homes in England. The group said too many vulnerable people were currently being “let down”.
I’m sorry but have I missed something? I thought that nurses were recruited on the grounds of them being compassionate and caring, as opposed to how “clever” they are? What does is say about the NHS that is needs to be reminded to be caring? It might also be helpful in nurses had a basic command of English, when we are at it.