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How to challenge the misguided assumptions we all make

You cannot take back an insensitive comment or judgement, but you can minimise the risk of it happening
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You cannot take back an insensitive comment or judgement, but you can minimise the risk of it happening

The saying ‘every day’s a school day’ is often used in jest, but there is plenty of wisdom in it.

Most seasoned nurses will know that learning never stops, regardless of where you are in your nursing career. But this doesn’t always have to mean increasing your clinical knowledge, with learning opportunities also available outside the work environment.

I learned this lesson quite unexpectedly recently when I signed my dog, Jay, up for an agility class.

When we went along for the first session, I was expecting a fun evening watching him learn new skills and interact with other dogs, which he did.

Voicing assumptions

I was also hoping for a supportive learning environment, so didn’t expect to be

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