Curating @NursingSUni

This was written for the Nursing at Salford University blog, about my week curating the school Twitter account, @NursingSUni. I was really excited to have the opportunity to curate the Nursing at Salford Twitter account for a week last month. I’ve been using Twitter since 2008 to keep in touch with friends, and using it […]

Medication Paranoia

This poem was written by a patient I met on my last placement. I asked them and their named nurse if I could share it here and with my peers, and they both agreed.

Dual diagnosis

I spent a week on this placement working with a dual diagnosis nurse (DDN), as my mentor wasn’t around for a few days and being most of the way through my optional module Substance Misuse & Self-Harm, I thought it would be a really great and relevant experience, and it was! I kept a reflective diary […]

On Happiness

It came to my attention that today, March 20th, has been declared by the United Nations as the International Day of Happiness. I’m going to rewind a little here; just over 15 years in fact. I was 11 years old and at a roller disco party organised for the top students of Year 7 as […]

Compassion in Practice

I got an email this morning, congratulating me on being accepted as a Care Maker – a voluntary role working as an ambassador for compassion and caring in the NHS, in recognition of my efforts to promote the 6Cs, inspire the nursing community, and promote compassion and caring. I was absolutely delighted, of course, though […]

Religion and Culture in Hospital

This is quite a difficult post to write, because as humans, something we’re really bad at is saying “I messed up”. It’s hard to do, and even harder knowing that my lecturers, peers, and even potential future employers could read this – but then, reflecting upon our experiences and learning from our mistakes (and the […]