Clinical placements

On the front line with a paramedic

A day spent shadowing a paramedic showed the complex range of skills this role requires, and...

What to do when words fail

Communication problems are not uncommon when people with complex needs are admitted to...

Going outside your comfort zone can help connect with patients

By learning more about football, mental health nursing student Felicity Allman was able to...

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Mental health nurses need training to treat physical ailments

Physical and mental health are linked, and giving mental health nurses more training would...

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Don't judge patients with personality disorders

When mental health nursing student Nicola Mattocks heard staff making derogatory comments...

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A fresh take on medicines management for patients with a learning disability

Mental health nursing student Kirsty Killiard implemented a system for monitoring the use of...

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Stand up to the stigma of mental illness

Working with an inspirational community mental health nurse gave nursing student Robyn...

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Never underestimate the importance of engaging with patients

During an elective placement in the Philippines, nursing student Cara Sturgess witnessed...

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Stop, look and listen to your patients

A placement taught nursing student Sara Mulligan the importance of addressing the physical...

Every voice should be valued

Escalating concerns after witnessing substandard nursing care made Robert McEntee determined...

Breaking down barriers

Keep an open mind to overcome communication barriers

Using an interpreter helped mental health nursing student Deborah Ayodele understand her...

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Nothing can prepare you for the death of a patient

When a mental health service user died on nursing student Mark Weetman's first...

Understanding the power of addiction

Caring for a patient with alcohol withdrawal syndrome prompted nursing student Ellise Jaques...

Monitoring fluid intake in mental health patients

A new system for monitoring fluid intake helped nursing student Daniel Taylor address the...
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