Dementia Carer Voices visits Keele University again to engage with the 2nd Year Nursing Students.
Thank you to Julie Green, Director of Postgraduate Studies, Senior Lecturer in Nursing and Award Lead for Specialist Community Nursing (District Nursing) for kindly inviting Tommy back for 2 sessions with 2nd Year Nursing Students on 17 January at the Education Centre Keele University.
We have had the great honour to speak for Julie before on a number of occasions and we are proud to keep our great relationship going with more talks and it was great to see our great friend Colin Burgess who came along to support Tommy on the day.
Tommy shared our #makeadifference campaign along with Leading Change Adding Value Framework (This link will take you away from our website) for Nursing, Midwifery and Care Staff.
Thank you Julie and the wonderful students for a brilliant day and inspirational pledges below.
I will make a difference and always get to know the patient and what matters to them most.
Monique Jones – Student Nurse
I will care for each of my patients like they are family. I will be an advocate to each patient and will care for them to the best of my ability. A chat can go a long way.
Megan Harding – Student Nurse
I will always let the service-user know who I am what my role is and ask them what makes them happy. Zina Isovic – Student Nurse
I will endeavour to discover who my patients are, what matters to them, in their life, where and what they want for future.
Kirsty Brown – Student Nurse
I will pledge to actively seek the patients priorities and try my best to address them to make them happy. Paula Deakin – Student Nurse
I will provide my full potential and care to everyone I come into contact with.
Amber J Clarke – Adult Student Nurse
I will try and take even more time to find out about people’s history and what matters to them. Treat people as individuals rather than as the symptoms that have been handed over by finding out myself I will deliver PCC that makes all the difference.
Kelly Brayford – Y2 Adult Student Nurse
I will provide a listening ear to anybody in need and show respect and compassion to them to provide comfort if nothing else.
Lisa Pass – Student Nurse
I will be considerate to other people’s feelings and acknowledge their wishes within their care and life. Emily – Student Nurse
I will try to spend more 1-1 with patients and find out more about them. I will take the time to speak to patient families and ask how they are.
Rebecca Myers – Student Nurse/HCSW (Mental Health)
I will share details of this campaign with the care home and care agency I work for alongside university to spread the word. Will never forget the person behind Dementia.
Holly Gibson – Student Nurse
I will care for those in need of support and care with compassion, dignity and respect. I will envision to support my patients and staff.
Peter Chibwana – Nursing Student.
I will always take the time to have meaningful conversations with people to find out what matters to them.
Charlotte James – Student Mental Health Nurse
I will always give care to my patients that I would want to be given to my family. Always take the time to listen, and do what I can for others, especially those who can’t for themselves.
Victoria Louise Doney – Student Nurse (Adult) / Nursing Assistant
I will get to know my patient as an individual and listen to their story. By doing this I can prove quality person centred care.
Gemma Share – Student Nurse (Adult Nursing)
I will listen to people, cares, patients and staff. Get to know the person behind the illness.
Harriet Pearson – Mental Health Student Nurse
I will challenge impersonal, uncaring patient care that I may come across in practice and promote and champion change.
I will try my hardest to always talk to patients rather than talking at them. I will always try to put the patients values first.
Stephanie Bennett – Student Nurse
I will always put patients at the heart of my work. I will always remember to ask what and who matters to improve my holistic approach.
Sara Pardon – Student Nurse
I will take the time to get to know individuals not just their illness. If individuals are unable to verbally communicate I will ask family and relatives. This will enable me to care better and build an effective relationship with the individual.
Hannah Clarke – Student Nurse
I will take the time to learn more about the person – their likes and dislikes, their family and relationships, job and hobbies etc.
I will work to provide person centred care when caring for a person. Doing all I can to help support the service users express what matters to them even if they are non-verbal.
Abbie Williams-Randle – Learning Disability Student Nurse
I will always focus on the person not the condition, disease or disability.
Charlene Harper – Student Nurse
I will make sure that I give everyone the chance to talk to me about anything, to be that listening ear. To care for people how I or I would want a member of my family to be cared
Loren Woovey – Student Nurse
I will always give amazing personalised care to everyone I encounter and always go the extra mile.
I will make a change. I will always introduce myself; ask what matters and encourage others to ask. I will challenge others negativity surrounding dementia and encourage them to do the same.
Harriet Fitzpatrick (Hatty) – Student Mental Health Nurse
I will make sure that every patient with dementia has a this is me booklet that is completed so that staff can know what matters to them.
Helen Morrell – Student Nurse
I will lead to change by providing individuals the confidence to have a voice in order to make them Independent to plan their own care and support the way they would like and meet their needs.
Eliza – Student Nurse
I will always make sure my patients interests are put first in my practice. I will make sure I ask what my patients wishes are along with their family/cared wishes.
Charlotte Baker – Student Nurse
I will try make sure the care is within the patients beats interests. For example, I will take time out to truly to get to know what means the most to them or how they would approach things (keeping their individuality intact.
I will make a change by making a conscious effort to introduce myself to every patient and ask them what matters to them and who matters to them.
I will and always will treat everybody as a human being. Not a number or a diagnosis but them.
Samantha Swann – Student Nurse
I will continue to work in a person-centred way and view the person not just the condition that has brought them into my care.
Olivia Hunt – Student Nurse
I will pledge to take the time to listen to people’s stories, comfort and support them wherever possible.
Leanne Hockett – Student Nurse and Health Care Support Worker
I will always take the time to understand a person’s story and try my best to continue their story and be a part of it by providing outstanding care.
Natalia Dunn – Student Nurse
I will encourage people to make their own choices and never have a conversation about someone without their input and understand the impact of kindness to patients and their families.
Megan Richards – Student Nurse
I will always listen to patient and value their feelings and what matters to them.
Laura Beardmore – Student Adult Nurse
I will make sure I take the time to talk to every patient I work with about what matters in their life. I will try to make everyone smile.
Rosie – Student Nurse
I will ensure I find out what matters most to the patient I am caring for and to find out as much information about them as possible.
Heidi Morris – Student Mental Health Nurse
I will encourage myself and others to take a moment away from the medical knowledge and treatment and focus on the person and their feelings, needs want.
Gemma Pitts – Student Nurse (second year)
I will take the time to ensure I know what matters to my patients.
Kayleigh Chester – Student Nurse
I will ensure I always ask what my patients like/dislike and to make an impact on their life.
Jack Watson – Student Nurse
I will address every person that I care for by name and always introduce myself.
Megan Pilling – Student Nurse
I will treat everyone as an individual and adopt everything I do so it is easy to understand.
Fehnina Ward – Student Learning Disability Nurse
I will treat every one of my patients as an individual, putting what matters to them most at the centre of their care every time.
I will always ask “what matters” and “who matters” to family, staff, and the individual.
Bria Wort – Student Nurse
I will make sure that all voices of patients and staff is heard, and patient centred care is delivered.
Elin Hughes – Student at Keele University
I will promote what matters to me, the patients and staff. I will also promote who matters to my patients and care for them in a person-centred way.
Perpetua Nguru – Student Nurse
I will ensure that I take the time to ask what matters most to those who I provide care and support too. Amy Watterson – Learning Disability Student Nurse
I will never be the person that walks past. I will be the voice of the person without a voice.
Richard Parkes – Student Nurse (Adult field)
I will make sure I focus on person centred care when looking after patients, by always involving them in their care and asking what they want.
Gemma Jones – Student Nurse
I will remember the kindness that others have showed me when times are hard and use that throughout my work and practice.
Jaspreet – Mental Health Student Nurse
I will make a pledge to “notice” to “see” things that need to be seen “hear” things I need to hear.
Mia Abbott – Student Nurse
I will promote who matter to me to the patients, staffs, families, friends and other health professionals.
I will promise that no matter what is going on in my life or what type of day I am having that I will make sure to care to the best of my ability.
Toni Longbridge – Student Nurse
I will always put people and families at the centre of care and decisions.
Kristine Parsons – Student Nurse
I will continue to recognise that each person is an individual, with a whole life before/during and after I meet them.
Louise Seymour – Student Adult Nurse
I will spend more time getting to know my patients, to learn about their life and the things most important to them. Time and work pressures. However, this shouldn’t even 2 minutes could make a difference. Emily Hurst – Student Nurse
I will not prejudge or have negative expectations of those patients some refer to as challenging. I myself will never refer to a patient/person as challenging.
Kezziah Cole Thomas – Student Nurse
I will uphold dignity and respect of all my patients and ensure that their personal choices and preferences take into consideration in all aspect of the care I will provide to them. I will be a good listener and ensure that I make their experience better and exceptional.
Helena Assan Kojo – Student Nurse
I will make a difference with the care I give as it will be heartfelt, sincere and given as nobody should ever feel alone – patients or relative.
Faye Hemmings – Student Mental Health Nurse
I will challenge practice that is treating patients for just their condition. People should be treated as the unique individual they are.
Jessica Cullen – Student Nurse
I will become more considerate of the person/family behind a condition and how they may feel.
Laurie Batchelor – Student Nurse
I will always ask the people I look after what matters to them, so I can give them the best possible care they deserve.
Hannah Potts – Student Nurse
I will find out what matters most to the people I care for.
Kiera Hargreaves – Student Children’s Nurse
I will find out what matters to the people I care for.
I will always look after the person as the person they are and what they want.
I pledge to preserve and maintain patient’s privacy and dignity at all times.
I will take time out of my day to ensure I ask as many patients as possible “what matters in your life” and “who matters in your life”.
Jodie Shaw – Student Nurse Year 2
I will ensure each person is treated as a person and not just a patient or a bed number. I will ask and empower each person on what matters to them.
Amy Machin – Student Nurse (Adult)
I will treat every patient with kindness and compassion aiming to treat everyone how I would want my Nan treated. Be a nurse she deserved.
Demi Davies – Student Nurse
I will make every person I come into contact with, smile and laugh because everyone deserves to be happy no matter what support network they have.
Nikki Tarpey – Student Nurse
I will dedicate getting to know people more and what matters to them.
Emma Middlehurst – Student Nurse
I will ask what and who matters to you?
Pittina Cottrell – Student Nurse (Adult)
I will champion what matters to you.
John Philips – Student Nurse
I will listen, care and ask what matters to you and not what is the matter with you and be part of people’s life and love stories by making a difference.
I will value people’s voices and endeavour to know what matters to them as people living with dementia and as carers.
Delefield Wasonga – MH Student Nurse
I will focus on fulfilling person centred care and understanding the patient and providing the best possible care I can.
Ben Bushell – Student Nurse
I will listen to people and advise them to share their problem. I will be the best nurse that provide care to people who can not manage to care for themselves.
I will make sure everyone I care for knows that I want to know about who they are, and I care about who they are and what matters to them.
Charlotte Swan – Student Nurse (Child)
I will continue to show compassion and understanding to the suffers and families acted by dementia. To take them as a person as well as making sure they do not feel alone.
Molly Morrison – Student Nurse (Adult)