Patient-centred care

Simulation gives students a short-cut to confidence

Simulation of emergencies requiring clinical decisions is instilling confidence in students

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

man and woman ballroom dance

A truly inspirational placement taught me about compassion and a love for life

I witnessed the kind of dedication I want to emulate in my own nursing career

A 'This is me' form and an elderly male patient in the background

‘This is me’ document helped me provide personalised end of life care

A student reflects on building a nurse-patient relationship with a hospice patient

Toast

Breakfast battle taught me to take the time to care

A patient’s refusal to eat toast that was cut the wrong way changed a nursing student’s ideas

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

pronouns illustration

Listening to a trans patient’s concerns taught me so much

Lauren Johns reflects on how a patient enriched her understanding of caring for trans people

Mobile phone

Keeping the lines of communication open: a novel approach to schizophrenia

How one nurse’s idea contributed to a successful discharge for a man who was hearing voices

A staff nurse tends to a patient on a respirator in a hospital bed.

Acute care is a great place to learn your craft

Starting your career on the front line of nursing can be rewarding, as well as challenging

Rachael Lambe and Ellen Soutter

‘We want to take the fear out of giving end of life care’

Two students have developed a training module to allay the concerns of first-years

Ross and Yvonne dance together

From kitchen to care home: ‘my career change is as rewarding as it gets’

Care worker and prospective nursing student Ross Balmer outlines his ambitions

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