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Experiences on placement

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  • Clinical placements are your chance to take your skills from the classroom and apply them on the ward.

    Making the most of your placementSubscription

    August 2011 By Gail Adams

    Clinical placements are your chance to take your skills from the classroom and apply them on the ward. Gail Adams offers advice on how to make the most of this valuable opportunity

    Comments (2)
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    The first time: surviving the night shiftSubscription

    31 August, 2011 By Brianne Ross

    Sudden changes to your sleep patterns can be tough on your body and mind. Follow these tips to help ease the transition

    Comments (15)
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    Being professional - what it means for nursesSubscription

    31 August, 2011 By Nadine Woogara

    Thinking of a “professional” can conjure up images of briefcases and Blackberrys. But a person’s dress code is only a symbol - it’s attitude and behaviour that count

    Comments (1)
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    Coping with different kinds of patientsSubscription

    31 August, 2011 By Nadine Woogara

    Dealing with challenging patients can be stressful and upsetting. But there are ways that you can make life easier for everyone

    Comments (4)
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    The first time: comforting grieving relativesSubscription

    31 August, 2011 By Nadine Woogara

    Speaking to a relative about death can be difficult but that doesn’t mean you should avoid it altogether. Sometimes a conversation with an ‘outsider’ can provide real comfort to those who are grieving

    Comments (2)
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    How to get the most out of your nurse mentor Subscription

    31 August, 2011

    Mentoring is a two-way street. Here’s what you can do to make sure you get as much out of the relationship as possible

    Comments (1)
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    Communicating at the end of lifeSubscription

    31 August, 2011 By Nadine Woogara

    Not many people feel comfortable talking about death, but when you’re taking care of a patient who is dying it becomes necessary and beneficial to communicate clearly

    Comments (2)
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    The first time: breaking bad newsSubscription

    31 August, 2011

    Breaking bad news can be a terrifying prospect but there are steps you can take to ensure the process is as comfortable and supportive as possible

    Comments (1)
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    How to escalate your concernsSubscription

    31 August, 2011 By Jenni Middleton

    You need to report poor practice with confidence - it’s part of your professional and moral duty. We give you a quick guide to escalating concerns

    Comments (2)
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    Quiz yourself ... What kind of team player are you? Subscription

    31 August, 2011

    Leader or follower? Quiz yourself to find out …

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