My job

Daniel Marsden: treasuring extra curricular activities and staying patient

Practice development nurse Daniel Marsden explains his the guiding principles and why his role in providing care is person centred
Daniel_Marsden

What is your job?

As a practice developer I support our acute hospital staff to provide care that is person centered, adjusted, safe and effective.

Picture: Tim George

To do this, I am mindful of work-based cultures across our three acute hospital sites, and seek creative methods and projects to enlighten and empower. This includes co-creating tools, guidance and policy, leading on and fostering research and development, and ensuring standards are high.

Why did you become a nurse?

When I left school I had a mentor and family friend who was an occupational therapist, and who enabled me to get some work experience in a supported employment workshop. I subsequently worked as an activity support worker under occupational therapists.

However, 18 months later, I realised I spent more time working with nurses and they inspired me to make an application

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