A look at discussions on JPP's social media

What are paramedics tweeting about?Paramedic Practice @Para_PracticeA shortage of #paramedics will leave #patients at risk - what would you say to anyone considering a career in paramedicine? How would you like to see the staffing situation resolved?@josephfraI don't think there is a shortage in Paramedics. There's a shortage in Paramedics willing to work for an ambulance trust. How can the trusts respond is what we should be asking.@SaviourMedicalDevise route in that doesn't exclude mature students with a life that cannot take on the debt of university, and retain staff by better shift patterns, actually having a work/life balance and a showing to staff a huge dose of respect for the job that is done.@Lill_LegsI agree with degree level but not the entrance criteria. Could it be weighted towards factors outside academia? An A grade student doesn't necessarily make an A grade paramedic.Paramedic Practice @Para_PracticeSome very moving stories - how do you feel about showing emotion in front of your patients? Is it unprofessional or a sign of humanity?@BetterParaConfSign of humanity. Which isn't to say it happens often, and one should be mindful of not crying more than those you are looking after, but the etymological root of ‘care’ is via lament and sorrow, so intertwined with empathy.@stoners01Being able to work with negative emotion and empathy are the key to compassionate and effective communication. @swasFTCCT have been delivering education for staff in this area - there are many barriers/reasons & fears why clinicians and patients block emotionGerry Egan @Gerry_EganReally proud of my team and yes its a journey but this is a big step, thank you CHM for a very fair hearing #ParaPrescribing

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