Clinical placements

The moment I realised what it means to be a midwife

Caring for a premature baby on an elective placement in Cambodia showed student Indie...

Recognising your fears is the first step to overcoming them

A placement on the neonatal intensive care unit where her daughter died helped nursing...

Good hand hygiene is essential to safe patient care

Observing poor hand hygiene among staff inspired nursing student Shan Moses to step in and...

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...

'Look beyond the obvious'

Caring for a sprightly 90 year old helped Lisa-Marie Morphett realise that looks can be...

Demonstrating compassion in action

Nursing student Poppy Butler learned the value of going the extra mile to improve a patient’...

Keep an open mind to overcome communication barriers

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

Obstetric emergency showed me the importance of supporting families

Dominic Simpson's placement in anaesthetics has amde him more aware of realtives'...

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...

Taking the time to teach

An elective placement in Romania taught nursing student Tara Lally about the importance of...

Patient's death made me determined to be more assertive

The death of a patient made student Lydia Nganga determined to be a more assertive advocate.

I was punched by a patient with dementia

When nursing student Charlotte Hall was hit by a patient, she used it as a learning...

Monitoring fluid intake in mental health patients

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

In at the deep end with a drug-related wound

Treating an agitated drug user with a thigh abscess was a tough call for Erin Carrabin in...

Every patient deserves holistic care

A nursing student witnesses an incident of poor care and is reminded that staff as well as...

Tailor your communication to your patient

Caring for a patient with a severe brain injury taught Lauren Stafford the importance of...

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