Since volunteering at a children’s hospice, Mikey can think of no better place to work
'What I learned from being a patient'Subscription
Student nurse Mikey found out first-hand what it’s like to be a patient and gained a new understanding of how to care for patients in a confused state
Is nursing becoming too academic?Subscription
We all know that compassion, patience, kindness and care are just some of the traits that make a good nurse.
On a busy acute lung ward one morning, I was helping an older gentleman to wash and dress. He was very amicable, easy to talk to and very grateful towards the staff for the work we were all doing to look after him.I was having a good chat with him and was building a solid rapport. He told me me that his family lived just over two hours away and that he had written a biographical book for his children to read when he was no longer alive. He was naturally benevolent, spoke warmly of his
'How competent do you feel as a student nurse?'Subscription
Are we given good enough training to be competent as qualified nurses? Mikey Whitehead, children’s student nurse editor, shares his views …
'Can compassion be taught to student nurses?'Subscription
Can compassion be taught? Mikey Whitehead, children’s student nurse editor, thinks out loud …
On a sunny afternoon in St Pauls in London, the true essence of student nursing was captured in the luxurious Grange Hotel.
Your demeanor and bearing as a nurse is so important because in the end you’re selling yourself to patients.
Student nurse, Mikey Whitehead, argues for the case of asking potential student nurses to work a year an HCA before starting a degree course
Last year, I spent two weeks in an induced coma abroad. And the most surprising thing that will change the way I nurse patients for the rest of my life, is that I can remember conversations that were had at my bedside.