Patient advocate

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...

Struggle to provide peace for dying patient in the emergency department

When a patient nearing the end of life was brought into the emergency department, nursing...

A nurse’s greatest skills include effective communication

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

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Bringing a smile to help in the tough times

Caring for a young teenager reminded children's nursing student Harriet Pollard why taking...

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