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Army Nurse Corps Memorial Day
Army Nurse Corps Memorial Day

PatientTalk.Org would like to extend our thanks to all veterans everywhere.  In particular all members of the Army Nurse Corps this Memorial Day!

How many of the multiple sclerosis community are nurses? Please help one of our readers with her question!

Nursing and MS
Nursing and MS
As many of you know we run a number of online discussion groups. In particular on Facebook. One of them called MedicalIDCards Nicola made the following suggestion.

“May I suggest a poll to see how many people with ms are nurses? I was diagnosed last year and I find it extraordinary the numbers of other nurses I’m meeting”.

Now one of the objectives of this blog, and the work we do, is to get people in our community the answers they want.

So as requested Nicola here is your poll.

Do you have any polls you would like us to run?

If so please let us know in the comments section below.

Thanks for your help

Are nurses paid enough? What do you think?

After having returned from my Christmas break I spent the day washing clothes and reading through my emails. So far so normal.

But while reading the UK’s Nursing Times something struck me. Not the very interesting content on the social model of disability. You can read the pdf here.

If however you go to the web site, however, you will see a lot of adverts for very senior nurses and next to them the salary details. In one case I saw a salary of £21,000 per annum which equates to about $30,000. This for a role which had pretty similar responsibilities for a family doctor and a not dissimilar education. The doctor’s salary would be over five times the amount for , many think, much less work and stress.

So are nurses paid enough? What do you think?

I’d say no they are not but it would be great if you could share your views in the comments section below.

Thanks very much in advance!