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The Nurses Voice

Harnessing the Nurses Voice

  This months #NurseBloggers 2020 blog topic is all about harnessing the nurses’ voice, influence and exercise our political power. The Nurses Voice Learning to use my voice as a nurse is something that I struggled with as a young nurse.  Some of my learning undoubtedly has been trial and error. I have also been lucky enough to have had some fantastic career and leadership

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Nursing Myths

Nursing Myths

  This month’s #NurseBloggers2020 blog topic is all about nursing myths.  This blog post focusses on how the media portrays nursing and how this influences the public perception of nursing, perpetuating an outdated and inaccurate vision of nurses and nursing generally. Public and media perceptions I was driving listening to my usual radio station and at the news break, they reported on a story of

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Nursing Burnout

Why Nursing Burnout is a Taboo Subject

This months blog post considers why Nursing Burnout is a taboo subject and why nurses struggle feeling guilty about putting their self-care needs first and how this can lead to burnout. One of the most common problems that I hear from nurses that I coach is that they feel often guilty about taking time for themselves. Work takes priority, and the paradox is that as

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Nursing a career for life past present and future

Nursing, a career for life, past, present and future.

Nursing, a career for life. past, present and future. This months blog challenge for #NurseBloggers2020 is “Nursing, a career for life, past, present and future”. This months topic prompted some self-reflection on my career path as a nurse. The beginning I have always wanted to be a nurse right from being very little. I can remember reading nurse Nancy in one of the Bunty comics

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My Best Day In Nursing

‘My best day in nursing’  is the topic for June #NurseBloggers2020 written as part of 2020 The International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. #NurseBloggers2020 June Topic This blog post was inspired by a recent interview that I did for my Podcast Real Nurse Stories. I interviewed a fantastic Community Nurse Team Leader Amanda, who works in Tameside and Glossip in the North West of

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International Nurses Day

What Would Florence Think Of Nursing Now?

What would Florence think of Nursing now?  This is the topic for May #NurseBloggers2020 written as part of 2020 The International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. #NurseBloggers2020 May Topic Many people associate Florence Nightingale with the “lady with the lamp” a title that was bestowed on Florence as she walked through the hospital halls and wards checking on patients during the Crimean war. A

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