Reflective practice

Community

Starting out - Being in a patient’s home helped me understand the story of their life

One of my most memorable training experiences occurred on a placement with a community...

Starting out - Introducing myself helped improve patients’ experience and wellbeing

My management placement in the final year of training was on a trauma and orthopaedic ward....

Starting out - Everyone should have a placement involving people with disabilities

In my first year of nurse training, I had a clinical placement at a special needs school in...

Starting out - A familiar face can be reassuring in a ward with high staff turnover

During my first year as a nursing student, a clinical placement on an acute medical ward had...

Social isolation

Starting out - Clients’ social isolation prompted me to research ways to alleviate it

While working in the community with people who have schizophrenia, it became clear that the...

Starting out - Atrial fibrillation incident proved the value of taking pulse manually

One night shift that sticks out in my mind is when I was working on an upper gastro surgical...

Starting out - Palliative care is a team challenge for professionals and families

As part of a clinical placement in the community, I helped care for a patient receiving...

Starting out - Conversation and communication is empowering for nurse and patient

When I found out that I was going to be on placement at a hospice for ten weeks, I was...

Starting out - Baby’s death was challenging but affirmed my decision to be a nurse

This story is about a baby and his journey from a neonatal unit to the children’s ward, to...

Starting out - We can only give holistic care if we look deeply at our patients’ lives

During a clinical placement on a stroke ward, I spent a day in the transient ischaemic...

Struggle with palliative care was helped by excellent mentoring

Megan Pritchard's struggle with palliative care was helped by excellent mentoring.

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