Mandy-Day Calder explains how to develop a genuinely collaborative relationship with...
Life coach Mandy Day-Calder offers advice on how to develop your cultural competence at work
Recent reports indicate a dramatic increase in the number of nursing students accessing...
Students and new staff look to senior nurses for guidance and will often emulate what they witness - both the good and the bad. Here’s how to be a positive influence as a role model.
Mandy Day-Calder looks at the benefits and pitfalls of using humour with patients and colleagues
Mandy Day-Calder looks at ways to increase your confidence in your decision-making ability.
Using all your senses to 'see' the whole patient is a valuable nursing skill, says...
After a well-earned summer break, it can be hard to return to the daily grind of early...
Nurses have a duty to put their personal views to one side. Here are some strategies to cope when you find yourself judging a patient or situation.
The unique pressures of the nursing role can make it difficult to switch off. Life coach...
What do you do if a colleague is having a bad day every day? Resist the urge to judge, assess the situation - and report any concerns about safety immediately.
Keeping the balance right in nurse-patient relationships is vital to protect yourself, your patients and avoid burn out.
If delivered well, providing honest, constructive feedback to your colleagues can be a positive experience for all concerned
Nurses need to be flexible, confident team players
Being a nurse doesn’t give immunity from long-term illness: points to consider after being diagnosed
Information specialist nurse Ellen Watters offers advice to those wanting to move out of the health service
When a patient's condition affects their ability to express themselves it is important to use different strategies to meet their needs, says Mandy Day-Calder
Overstepping boundaries can undermine patients’ trust and respect – and may put your future registration at risk.