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.
Placements can be very emotionally draining, we’re often working with extremely unwell people, we may face violence and aggression, hold the hand of a person taking their last breath, tell a family impossibly difficult news and care for patients as their lives change forever. Although we are (student) nurses, we are also human, it’s natural… Continue reading Managing emotions at placement
Feeling Overwhelmed at the Start of Third Year? Don’t worry, it’s very common! The good news is there’s some simple things you can do to help yourself. Here’s a bit of my experience first: Five weeks ago, I started third year of my nursing degree. I was excited to get back to university and see… Continue reading Feeling Overwhelmed at the Start of Third Year?
Guest blog authored by Stephen McKenna & Samuel Richardson Velmans, Postgraduate Student Mental Health Nurses at City, University of London Sam and Stephen are second-year postgraduate student mental health nurses at City, University of London. Their research interests include therapeutic autonomy and alliances, nursing as politics, and the concept of 'caring' understood as part of the first-person experience… Continue reading Person-Centred Care vs Person-Centred Caring
Stigma is a problem that needs to be tackled within the world. But especially within nursing. As a mental health nursing student, I try to fight against the stigma that people living with mental illnesses face every day. People saying that mental illness isn’t real. They just need to get a grip some say. Man… Continue reading Stigma
It should be an easy question to answer but I really had to sit down and think about it. First, consider our patients. This can be anyone. The statistic banded around is that 1 in 4 people will have a mental health problem in a year. 1 in 6 report having to deal with common… Continue reading What is mental health nursing?