CONFESSIONS OF A NURSE
Monday, 8.30pm, ABC2
This isn’t ER. This documentary follows nurses and health professionals but there are no life-saving heroics – at least not in the first instalment.
Instead it’s filling in paperwork, juggling too many patients and not enough beds, helping people get to the toilet and cleaning up when they don’t get there in time. For all that, the pay is lousy, there’s no time for a social life and they are often abused by the very people they are helping. This is no recruitment ad but an eyeopener on a tough profession.