Abertay University Students pledge to make a difference on 21 Feb 2018
Thank you to Richard Craven and Robin Ion at Abertay University for hosting an open #makeadifference session at the University for partners and colleagues.
Also great thanks to Andrea Cameron, Faculty Lead for taking time to welcome everyone on the day.
A massive thanks to colleagues from across many sectors and students who to time to attend and for the wonderful pledges below.
I pledge to turn good intentions and meaningful actions and caring openly for patients and colleagues.
My pledge is to remember that every individual has their own personal story – medical conditions don’t define them, its only small part of who they are.
I pledge to compassionately promote confidence and continence in the most dignified way.
I pledge to ask people who and what matters to them and what matters before they die.
Tracey Rello – Student Nurse Mental Health
I pledge to learn one thing about every person I come into contact with, with this information I will always be able to just chat to them.
Liam Mackie – Student Nurse
I pledge to learn more on how to be a netter carer – to communicate to my colleagues and fellow students the message from today.
I pledge to ensure dignity and respect for each individual, what is important to teach person and what is important for each person is recognised and given unconditionally.
Janet McKenzie – Staff Nurse NHS Tayside
I pledge to never forget that everyone has a story, and to ask what matters to them.
I pledge to ensure I continue seeing the person and not the behaviour, challenges or diagnosis.
I will always ask what and who matters; I will continue to learn and develop my knowledge and skills to be a confident worker. I will always be kind and work hard to deserve the privilege of being part of someone’s story.
I pledge to start the journey of openly talking – with pledge tree within area. Empowering others to the thoughts of others.
Karen J Gourley – Senior Staff Nurse, NHS Tayside