A day spent shadowing a paramedic showed the complex range of skills this role requires, and the emotional side of the work
Communication problems are not uncommon when people with complex needs are admitted to hospital, and one nursing student is creating a toolkit that will include tips from specialists and signposting to additional support
By learning more about football, mental health nursing student Felicity Allman was able to build up a therapeutic relationship with a patient with paranoid schizophrenia.
Physical and mental health are linked, and giving mental health nurses more training would enable them to manage the physical health of patients better, says third-year nursing student Amy Baker.
When mental health nursing student Nicola Mattocks heard staff making derogatory comments about patients with borderline personality disorder she used her personal experience of the condition to help educate staff and improve patient care.
Mental health nursing student Kirsty Killiard implemented a system for monitoring the use of ‘as required’ medication for patients on a forensic learning disability ward, earning her a place as a finalist in the RCNi Nurse Awards.
Working with an inspirational community mental health nurse gave nursing student Robyn Ambrose the confidence to challenge those who express negative views about mental illness.
During an elective placement in the Philippines, nursing student Cara Sturgess witnessed some great examples of compassionate care, delivered by dedicated nursing staff, despite high levels of poverty and deprivation.
A placement taught nursing student Sara Mulligan the importance of addressing the physical health needs of mental health patients
Escalating concerns after witnessing substandard nursing care made Robert McEntee determined to uphold his own values and take any criticism on board.
Using an interpreter helped mental health nursing student Deborah Ayodele understand her patient’s needs and correct a medication mix-up
When a mental health service user died on nursing student Mark Weetman's first placement, he learned the importance of addressing physical health needs in mental health settings.