Dealing with death

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Our COVID-19 experience in art: capturing nursing students’ fears and challenges

Visual journalist Emily Thomas's artwork tells the stories of students’ NHS placements

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Newly qualified nurse Jesse Boxall-Steeden wearing PPE in a critical care unit

Newly qualified and working in ICU: what I’ve learned amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Supportive colleagues have made all the difference in my first critical care role

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The death of a patient may trigger complex emotions, but you can learn to manage them

How to ensure self-care while doing your best for patients and families at the end of life

Distressed nurse working in the emergency department

The call you never want to get in emergency nursing

A newly qualified nurse describes the emotions and impact of a paediatric crash call

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How I learned it’s okay to ask for support after a traumatic event

Counselling helped one student realise she shouldn't ‘just carry on’ despite her anxiety

A good death

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

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

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...

Insights gained from trauma of patient’s death

Dealing with the death of a patient was one of nursing student Nicola Looby’s greatest fears...

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...

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Last offices: maintaining dignity in death

Caring for a patient at the end of life, and performing last offices for the first time, was...

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