Patient advocate

Isolation and COVID-19: what I learned from my placement at a mental health hub

A nursing student saw first-hand the need for early interventions in mental healthcare

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Do not hesitate when you’re faced with a deteriorating patient

Don't be afraid to put theory into practice as a nursing student – your patient’s life may...

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Why nursing students must value and prioritise fundamental nursing care

University of Exeter’s nursing course teaches that ‘basic care’ involves complex...

The plight of those with no place to call home

Charity work helped a student see the plight of homeless people with mental health issues

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Listening to my intuition helped prevent a patient's suicide...

I learned having the courage to act on your instincts is an important part of being a nurse

Pet owner

The simple intervention that eases pet owners’ anxiety when they’re in hospital

My innovative ‘pet card’ helps patients plan who will look after their animals

Safe sleeping

I learned to develop a culturally sensitive approach on infant safer sleeping positions

A student reflects on how a placement helped her to provide support for refugee families

What a career in research nursing can offer

Research is a part of the NHS remit but students have little exposure to it during training

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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 I learned from shadowing the specialists

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

What to expect from a placement in police custody

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

Talk about resuscitation - it’s crucial to patient-centred care

While working with a critical care outreach team, nursing student Cara Large helped perform...

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