Beware the predators

In Portland, the largest city in the US state of Maine, last month, journal editors and publishers got together at the annual conference of the International Academy of Nursing Editors (INANE). Yes, the acronym is deliberately ironic, and INANE prides itself on being a ‘non-organisation’: no constitution, no officers, no dues. Continue reading

Trust me, I’m an advertising exec

When I tell people I work for RCN Publishing they assume I’m a qualified nurse. I get two reactions when I tell them I’m not. First reaction – one of disappointment. Second reaction – they don’t hear/don’t want to hear/don’t believe me and then they proceed to tell me about their bad shoulder, their child’s funny rash that won’t go away or their aunty that’s a nurse in Huddersfield - do I know her? Continue reading
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