Nursing studies

Using acronyms as revision tools as a nursing student

Acronyms are a great way to retain complex information, say mental health nursing students Mark Weetman and Jo Parker, who developed an acronym to help them remember the key principles of recovery and well-being. 
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Acronyms are a great way to retain complex information, say mental health nursing students Mark Weetman and Jo Parker, who developed an acronym to help them remember the key principles of recovery and well-being.

As nursing students, we have to process and store large quantities of information. This can become overwhelming at times, and we often wonder how we will remember it all, especially when it comes to exams.

Recovery principles in mental health nursing underpin all that we do. Although we learn the skills and processes through experience, understanding the rationale behind them can sometimes be difficult to grasp.

To help with this, and as part of our exam preparation in our second year, we created an acronym – ENRICH – to help us remember the key principles of

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