holistic care

Using meditation to calm an anxious patient

When first-year nursing student Phaedra Longhurst cared for a highly anxious patient on her...

Singing

Student’s homemade songbook helped patients forget cancer symptoms

When nursing student Georgia Brain created a book of lyrics to help her patients remember...

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Proud moment I enabled dying patient to see her sister

When nursing student Emma Garwood cared for a patient nearing the end of her life, she made...

A nurse’s greatest skills include effective communication

Building up a therapeutic relationship with his patient enabled nursing student Gareth...

Anxious patient taught me to listen, explain and reassure

Some people are nervous before surgery, so put them at ease by being clear and working at...

Going outside your comfort zone can help connect with patients

By learning more about football, mental health nursing student Felicity Allman was able to...

mental

Mental health nurses need training to treat physical ailments

Physical and mental health are linked, and giving mental health nurses more training would...

Showing compassion

Showing compassion for families is essential in end of life care

Let down by the care her dying mother received, nursing student Susan vowed to always treat...

dementia

Benefits of reminiscence therapy for dementia

When nursing student Charlotte Collins helped a patient with dementia recall his ballroom...

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Nurse’s sign language lessons lift mood of stroke patient

When nursing student Mike Wallis taught basic sign language to a patient recovering from a...

compassion

‘Mum was dying but no one cared – except the nursing student’

A compassionate word leaves a lasting impression, says Clare Price-Dowd of the NHS...

kind

Small acts of kindness can change lives

When nursing student Sofia Pereira gave a patient with mobility problems an activity book,...

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