This blog is written from purely my own personal experience and others may have a very different experience and approach to me. But that’s what makes this perfect, end of life is very different to each individual and from a patient’s perspective, everyone has their own religion, beliefs and values. Each person will have their… Continue reading Experiencing your first End of Life
The two placements I feel I got the most out of were Trinity Hospice and a Haematology/Oncology ward (where I was for my management placement). The former had countless interesting holistic therapies that student could observe and assist with; the latter had an extensive MDT, the majority of which were only too happy to host students for… Continue reading Getting the most out of Placement – singing the praises of PDN’s
Halfway through my course I am looking back and thinking of what I have learnt; about myself, my chosen career of nursing and about the whole university experience. I have no regrets and my passion for nursing remains, as does my love of the learning experience. But, I find myself pondering on some of the… Continue reading Caring for each other….
Wow, what a week! I would like to thank all of our blog contributors for taking time out of their busy schedules to share their knowledge, experience and reflections for Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. Furthermore, I would like to thank all of you for your engagement this week. Raising awareness of cervical cancer prevention is… Continue reading Cervical cancer prevention week 2019 – a personal thank you
“I’m 92, you know?”, a patient says to me as we’re having a dance whilst I’m helping her to get washed and dressed in a less than conventional way. I can barely stand on one leg to put my other into a pair of jeans, and this lady is swinging her hips and singing whilst… Continue reading “I’m 92 you know”
As I have yet to reach the age of 25, I hadn’t had any experience of a smear test. Yes as a sufferer of endometriosis I have had many gynaecological interventions- but not an actual smear, this was alien to me. Through my previous placement at a GP surgery I saw cervical smear tests daily and to… Continue reading What happens during a cervical smear test…it’s not that bad!
As nurses, we all know basic life support, its our bread and butter of emergency care. However, we are not the only people capable of doing it! We should never be complacent with basic life support, your refresher every year is important and shouldn’t be seen as a chore. If you suffer a cardiac arrest… Continue reading Restart a Heart Day – A Reflection
Over the last twelve months of my student nursing career I think it’s fair to say I’ve achieved a fair bit. I started my second year volunteering for an RCN photoshoot for the ‘One of Us’ campaign and it all kinda snowballed from there. On a local level, at Uni, I flourished in the role… Continue reading My promise for 2019? To be more real.
I consider myself to be a pretty enlightened human. I am accepting of almost every person and the choices that they make. I have my own thoughts and beliefs, but I try not to let these become a barrier to the way I make friendships or deal with patients. I have lived abroad, and I… Continue reading Celebrations and Festivals
Placement to get to, presents to buy, assignments to finish, exams to revise for, kids to look after, care plans to write, family time needed, lights to put up, trees to decorate, literature to read, bank shifts to do, wrapping paper to buy, lectures to attend, risk assessments to start, medication exams every week and… Continue reading 24 Days of Balance