Clinical placements

Listening to a trans patient’s concerns taught me so much

Lauren Johns reflects on how a patient enriched her understanding of caring for trans people

Keeping the lines of communication open: a novel approach to schizophrenia

How one nurse’s idea contributed to a successful discharge for a man who was hearing voices

How a pain specialist team changed the way I nurse

Caring for patients in severe pain revealed the importance of individualised attention

Learn to prioritise and let go of the guilt

Learning to prioritise one person who needs you over another is difficult but necessary

Enabling a patient to go to the toilet with dignity is a key component of good care

By actively listening to the patient I anticipated her needs

What a placement on a remote island taught me about truly person-centred care

Working in this environment means really getting to know your patients, says Elizabeth Spence

A violent encounter during a placement almost made me quit

How an incident with a patient showed the value of speaking up when something feels wrong

Listening to patients’ wartime stories helped me develop empathy

It can be hard to find time to listen to patients, but it’s essential for holisitic care

What I learned from shadowing the specialists

A student’s experience of shadowing a clinical nurse specialist and a senior research nurse

Kindness is tangible in a mental health crisis

A nursing student reflects on the profound effect of sharing a meal with a patient

Importance of preventing pressure ulcers was highlighted by training

A student on placement gained confidence after training to manage pressure ulcers in older...

It is an honour to give someone the ‘right’ death

Caring for a dying patient and providing last offices helped nursing student Tristan Crombie...

What to expect from a placement in police custody

A police custody suite offers many opportunities to learn about person-centred care

On the front line with a paramedic

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

Lessons learned in a hospice

A placement at a hospice will inform this student's practice for the rest of his career

Don’t worry if you shed a tear

Looking after a patient nearing the end of life can be daunting, but one nursing student...

What to do when words fail

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

Nurse’s response to medicine refusal was a lesson in quality care

A nurse halted a drug round when a patient declined additional medication and took the time...

Pages

Jobs