Knowing what matters to you most, and that you're doing the best job possible, can help you cope with the stress of rising demands.
How do you deal with the constant fear of ‘doing something wrong’? By focusing on the present and breaking the cycle of negative thoughts that feed anxiety.
If you're feeling overwhelmed by competing demands, follow these simple tips to fend off panic and refocus your mind.
Heavy workloads and staff shortages can make it hard to find the time to sit down and talk properly with patients. But those who feel they are being listened to are more likely to take an active role in their own care, says health coach Mandy Day-Calder.
Stimulating content and engaging your audience are crucial to delivering a good presentation. Follow these tips from health coach Mandy Day-Calder and you won’t go far wrong.
Nursing is all about looking after patients and relatives, but if you want a lengthy and rewarding career, you also have to learn how to look after yourself, writes health coach Mandy Day-Calder.
Making a presentation can be daunting but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Health coach Mandy Day-Calder offers advice on how to stay calm and focused when addressing an audience.
Starting a new job can be daunting, with the early days especially bringing new experiences and challenges. Health coach Mandy Day-Calder offers advice on how to make the transition go smoothly.
Reflection can help you through all the possible outcomes of applying for a new job – including having to turn down a job you no longer want.
You’ve researched the role and the organisation, now all you have to do is secure the job. Stay calm, keep focused, and don’t be afraid to shout about your achievements, says Mandy Day-Calder.
You applied for a job and got the interview, so why don’t you feel happy about it? Be prepared for conflicting emotions and work on your confidence, says Mandy Day-Calder.
Nurses are often reluctant to admit they are struggling, but asking for help is a sign of self-awareness, not weakness.
Loss of control over everyday decisions can make a hospital stay more stressful, says Mandy Day-Calder.
'Difficult' patients can be hard to like, which can in turn affect the care they receive. But make the effort to step into their world and you can transform the relationship
The emotional toll of nursing can have a numbing effect, but it can also leave you searching for answers to the big issues in life.
As a registered nurse you must practise according to the NMC Code, but adhering to these professional standards is not easy when demands are heavy and resources scarce.
What do you do when your working relationship with your mentor becomes strained or breaks down? After taking an honest look at your own expectations and behaviour, seek support and document concerns, says Mandy Day-Calder.
Saying nothing about poor care may seem like the easy option – it isn’t. So get support, do the right thing and don’t be hard on yourself.