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Pets are an increasingly important part of our lives and especially so for many older people. For some, their dog is the most important being in their lives with a strong attachment bond that gives them companionship and helps to get them through tough times. For those who have few friends and family they can be almost like next of kin.
We recently published an article about the use of cognitive behavioural therapy to help depression and low self esteem in post natal mothers. The project was successful in alleviating their symptoms and helping them cope.
If you could just say one thing to a new student starting out what would it be? If you look back and remember your student days, what advice or information would have been helpful to have known as you started? Or if you are fully immersed in your course now as a second or third year nurse, I imagine you would have some ideas about what you would say to someone starting out if you had the opportunity.
I recently had an interesting chat with a young man who had just spent a week in hospital. He’s nearly 18 and was admitted to an adult medical ward. It was both a challenging and at points frightening experience for him.
I recently had to attend an outpatient’s appointment at my local hospital. As I went through the front door, the reception staff gave me a cheery wave as I headed down the corridor towards the clinic. Two people that I passed in the corridor, who were in uniform of different kinds, said good morning to me and, at the entrance to outpatients, I was greeted enthusiastically by someone directing the traffic of patients.
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Comment on: A dog could be someone's only friend
Hi Glad you agree with the content. With our opinion/blog section with do sometimes use lighter more entertaining headlines to give some variety. Our site offers a range of content --we would not use such a headline for our straightforward clinical/practice content. I have put on inverted commas so it's clearer. I hope our readers enjoy the blog.
Comment on: Meet your new Student Nursing Times editors
Welcome to Nursing Times. You all sound really interesting -- I am looking forward to hearing more about your experiences and reflections during the year.
Comment on: Is interdisciplinary the new multidisciplinary?
I was going to call it 'Is interdisciplinary the new black?' Glad I didn't now -- enjoying the comments too much
Comment on: Let's nap on nights: but not in the bath
Yes research does show a negative impact on health from shift work but perhaps napping may help in some way to mitigate against that effect. Whoops yes you are right -- have got my spring forward and fall back etc mixed up. Thanks, have changed it now.
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