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    What makes a good handover?Subscription

    By Fran Entwistle

    Giving an in-depth handover allows you to go home safe in the knowledge that your patients are taken care of but how should you hand over your patients?

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    What to expect from your student nursing placements Subscription

    By Adam Roxby

    Over the course of your education you will be placed in a variety of different areas and specialisms. Each will have its own unique opportunities for learning and development …

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  • Your placement learning objectives decoded

    Your placement learning objectives decodedSubscription

    By Fran Entwistle

    At first glance, your placement documentation can be daunting. We’ve pulled apart the most commonly used wording to help you understand exactly what you’re being asked to do.

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    Communicating at the end of lifeSubscription

    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

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    Being professional - what it means for nursesSubscription

    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

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    The first time: surviving the night shiftSubscription

    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

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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

    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

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