Why I took part in this project
Carol led the first HIV nursing course in England, she talks about the importance of this project for nursing today.
“I think we did quite a lot of crying. And… I think people got much better… And that’s probably why we got a lot of laughing in too. I think we had to create that balance, of looking at the ludicrous side of things as well as, you know…
Lots of tears and lots of hugs
But, I think, yeah, it was just maintaining those communication things. Lots of hugs. It was a very huggy time, you know. Gave hugs to everybody. And I suppose you just wore your emotion on your sleeve a bit really.
Importance of remembering
But… Yeah, I wouldn’t have missed it for anything. And that’s why I’m glad somebody’s recording it, because, I don’t think nursing would ever have that time again, or realise the impact it had on nursing today.I think that’s, you know, I think that’s an important thing to capture. And there were some very bright people in those days.”