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Author Index - Steve Fouch

Steve Fouch is CMF's Head of Communications

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Talking about dying: help in facing death & dying (triple helix - summer 2017)

Sex and politics have become mainstream,but death remains as the last subject which we do not talk about. That, according to the authors, 'simply will not do'. In reality, many people faced with life-limiting illnesses do want to talk, but are either afraid to or just do not know how...

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Talking About Death (spotlight - Autumn 2017)

About 15 minutes into Alexander Payne's 2011 film The Descendants, Matt King (played by George Clooney) walks calmly into the hospital room of his comatose wife, Elizabeth. He closes the door gently and then proceeds to excoriate her for controlling and messing up the lives of everyone around her. This...

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hero + heretic 19: Florence Nightingale (nucleus - May 2017)

In a beautifully decorous Victorian bedroom, a middle-aged woman sits propped up in bed, a portable writing desk on her lap. Surrounding her are piles of correspondence from nurses in Britain, America and Europe: letters from Members of Parliament,reports from hospitals across England, and table and after table of statistics...

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Editorial (spotlight - Spring 2017)

How do you eat an elephant? One mouthful at a time, as the old riddle says. How do you change your workplace? One interaction at a time might be the answer. In this issue we look at what it means to be 'salt and light'. In Matthew 5:13-16, Jesus told his...

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you are not your mistake (spotlight - Spring 2017)

We all face them. Situations when fatigue, overload or simply a momentary lapse of concentration or judgment lead us to do or say the wrong thing in a clinical situation. Most of the time these are minor mistakes that have no serious consequences, but we often live in fear of...

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Bullying and NHS culture (triple helix - spring 2017)

It seems hard to credit that an organisation whose primary focus is the care of the sick should have an appalling reputation for bullying and intimidation of staff. However multiple surveys (1) of NHS staff show that at least 25-30% of respondents reported experiencing bullying from colleagues and managers at...

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New light on the horizon for social care? (triple helix - spring 2017)

This winter has been bad for the NHS for many reasons, not least of which has been the lack of social care for those medically fit for discharge. In the last year alone, the number of care homes for the elderly in England has fallen by 1,500, or 8%. Local...

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Edith Cavell: Faith before the Firing Squad (triple helix - spring 2017)

In the midst of commemorations of the centenary of the First World War, the story of a Christian nurse in Belgium, executed for treason, is not an obvious stand out. Yet the death of Edith Cavell became a global cause celebre. Butcher paints a picture of this most unlikely patriot and...

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The Sustainable Development Goals one year on (triple helix - winter 2016)

A great opportunity for the church to grasp Review by Steve Fouch CMF Head of Nursing How do you transform the world? Marx thought it would be through the revolution of the proletariat, while Facebook expect it to be the ubiquity of their social network. The United Nations have pinned their transformational...

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Editorial (spotlight - Winter 2017)

Holistic care, we are told, is the best sort of care we can offer our patients. Care that embraces the social, psychological and even spiritual aspects of health and healing, not just the physical, is at the heart of what good nursing is all about. The Bible says quite a...

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