Lessons learned in a hospice
A placement at a hospice widened the perspective of one student, providing an experience that will inform his practice for the rest of his career
During the second year of my nursing degree I had a six-week placement at St Catherine's Hospice in the West Sussex town of Crawley.
The hospice cares for people of all ages, and most of the patients I worked with had cancer.
I have always been inspired by clinicians who choose to work in palliative care. Their dedication to helping terminally ill people achieve their goals, particularly as they approach the end of life, is a gift not many can offer.
People’s goals vary – they may want to be pain free, get married or simply go home to the place where they feel most comfortable. Achieving these goals is key to the aims...
Want to read more?
Unlock full access to RCNi Plus today
Save over 50% on your first three months:
- Customisable clinical dashboard featuring 200+ topics
- Unlimited online access to all 10 RCNi Journals including Nursing Standard
- RCNi Learning featuring 180+ RCN accredited learning modules
- NMC-compliant RCNi Portfolio to build evidence for revalidation
- Personalised newsletters tailored to your interests