UK Lead, Tommy Whitelaw and Administrative Officer, Laura McCulloch, visit Glasgow Caledonian University to hold talk and receive pledges.
Tommy and Laura headed down to Glasgow Caledonian University to meet and share with 500 Nursing Students our #makeadifference Campaign, Pledge Publication and personal message from Fiona McQueen, CNO Scotland.
Massive thanks to our great friend and supporter Margaret Caldwell, Senior Lecturer at the University for inviting us along. This is our 6th year visiting the University for Margaret.
We were so very honoured to share the platform with Chris Pointon, husband of the late Dr Kate Granger who gave a powerful presentation sharing Kate’s story and their #hellomynameis (This link will take you away from our website) campaign. It was also great to catch up with Craig White from Scottish Government at the session.
Thank you Margaret for our continued working together, to Chris for a brilliant presentation and of course to the wonderful Nursing Students for the passion, kindness and inspirational pledges below.
#makeadifference #wmty17 #CNOScot#hellomynameis
I pledge to always see the person, to care better, listen more and always introduce myself.
Pamela McMahon – Nursing Student
My pledge is to listen to each person I care for to find out a little about who they are and what matters to them.
Donna Gear – Student Nurse (Mental Health)
I pledge to be a compassionate, competent and courageous nurse, positively influencing every patient in my care.
Sophie McPheat – Student Nurse
I pledge to see past the disease and the CHI number. A patient has a name and is a person. #whatmatterstoyou
Kavinna Harrigan – Nursing Student
I pledge to see the person beyond the problem or challenge they are facing and find out what matters to them.
My pledge is to always ask and wait for the answer of what matters to you.
Amanda Heaney – Student Nurse
I pledge to maintain and deliver healthcare at the standard I would expect it to be delivered to my parents, grandparents and wider family.
My pledge is to be that better carer nurse the one who takes the time to know the person.
Sharon MacDonald – Student Nurse
My pledge is that when you are scared I will be there to hold your hand.
Lorna Talbot – Student Nurse
My pledge is to learn that individuals story and what’s important to them.
Kerry Miller – Student Nurse
I pledge to be the best nurse I can be by always being caring, compassionate and empathetic towards patients in my care.
Sharon McLaughlin – Student Nurse
I pledge to take the time to know patients for who they are.
Clare McGillivary – Student Nurse
I pledge that throughout my career, I will find out what makes the people I care for smile and make it my aim to make smiles appear on their faces everyday.
Hayley Main – Student Nurse
I pledge to get to know each individual I care for in a personal yet professional manner. I hope to build a relationship with patients in which they feel comfortable in my presence and feel confident enough to confide in me when they need someone to open up to or even just to chat to. I hope they never feel lonely or scared.
My pledge is to reassure scared people whether they are a carer/patient that they will be ok, pay attention to what is important to each person I care for, ensure they are as content/comfortable/unafraid as possible.
I pledge to deliver care compassionately, with a person-centred approach ensuring to involve the person being cared for is always involved in making any care decisions.
I pledge to be a voice for my patients, even as a student nurse. I will be their advocate and ensure that everything that matters to them is given to them.
Lauren McIntosh – Adult Student Nurse
I pledge to ensure that every single individual that I care for realises their importance. To look past the condition of dementia and spend time that little extra time listening.
Rachael McGinley – Adult Student Nurse
I pledge to make myself aware of the person I am caring for and find out who they are.
I pledge to be the best nurse I can, to treat each person as an individual, maintaining their dignity at all times. To see the person not the illness or condition.
Kelly McLean – Student Nurse
I pledge to greet everyone within my care with a smile, with positivity, honesty, knowing that the little things matter. Providing the best emotional and informed support for patient/client and family relatives.
Rebecca Lee – Student Nurse
My pledge is to do everything in my power to give the best care I possibly can.
I pledge to always take the time to get to know what matters to people and their families and carrying out their wishes.
I pledge to ensure that I give the highest quality care, and help people to the best of my ability.
I pledge to always listen and get to know someone within my care as I believe that this the best care! To make them feel loved.
My pledge is to keep showing a caring, person centred approach towards all patients. To see the patients as the person they are.
Katie McLeish – Student
I pledge to put a smile on my patient’s faces, so they know they are cared for and they are understood and valued.
Julie Kelly – Student Nurse
I pledge to dedicate my nursing career to people and families affected by dementia, to give them their independence and find out what matters to them.
Terri – Student Nurse
I pledge to always remember the ability I’ve been given to make a positive impact on the lives of those who need it.
I pledge to look at the individual as them as a person and not for their dementia or illness and get to know them as a person and what matters to them.
Emma Gill – Student Nurse
I pledge to be a better nurse today than I was yesterday…and a better nurse tomorrow than I was today
Sharma Jorgensen – Learning Disability Nurse / Carer of the elderly
My pledge is to be the best nurse I can be.
I pledge to always keep my heart open. I pledge to always see and promote the good. To always see with my own eyes all people that I care for as who they are.
Lee-Anne McAwey – Student Nurse
My pledge is to always go the extra mile to try make people smile, with the “little things”.
Emma Fitzpatrick – Student Nurse
My pledge is to always ensure that I take the time to get to know who and what matters to all the patients and family members I encounter during their healthcare journey.
Craig Davidson – Student Nurse
I pledge to always remember the person, and not the disease.
I pledge to listen to peoples stories and see people for who they are and not the condition they have.
I pledge to focus on the little things.
Chloe Meechan – Student Nurse
I pledge to try to focus on the little things that matter the most.
Lucy Nelson – Student Nurse
I pledge to always take the time to get to know my patients and their families and find out what matters to them.
Caitlin Grogan – Student Nurse
I pledge to always find out and listen to what matters to my patients, to always put the patient at the centre of their care.
Lisa McDonald – Student Nurse
I pledge to treat others how I’d like to be treated. Maintain dignity, respect, promote choice. ‘Say what you mean, mean what you say’.
My pledge is to treat everyone as individuals and show empathy and respect.
Jacqueline Sabatelli – Student Nurse
My pledge is to make every patient I look after feel valued and show that I do care and see past illness and conditions and see them as a person, a mum, dad, sister, brother, son, daughter, friend.
I pledge to understand the person and understand what matters to them. Realising the person and not the condition.
My pledge is to become a nurse who take the time to remember the little things that matter most. To be caring, compassionate and dedicated to providing timely person centred care.
I pledge to take the time to find out about the person rather than the illness.
I pledge to always introduce myself to patients and ask who they are. To also ask patients what matters to them in their care.
Gemma Logue – Student Nurse
My pledge is to help and remember the little things because a little help is better than no help.
Robyn Seath – Student Nurse
I pledge to keep the patient at the centre of my care, and also dedicate my time to caring for and listening to their families.
Kirsty Anderson – Student Nurse
I pledge to advocate “what matters to you” at work
My pledge is to be the nurse that looked after your mum when she needed it most. I pledge to do this with the empathy and compassion deserved by the individual.
Nicola Wilson – Student Nurse
I pledge to be the nurse I can be and go the extra mile.
I pledge to take the time to ask questions and find out what is important to patients.