Keele University Pledge to Make a Difference

Type: Pledge

Tommy re-visits Keele to deliver a session to 2nd Year Nursing Students.

Big thanks to Dr Julie Green, Director of Postgraduate Studies and Senior Lecturer in Nursing for inviting Tommy to return to Keele University to meet with 2nd Year Nursing, over 2 session’s on 16 January.

This is our third year visiting the University and we are proud to keep our great relationship going.  Tommy was joined by our great friend Colin Burgess at the session’s.

Thanks also to Sarah Hooper, Adult Lecturer and Kerri Douglas, Nurse Lecturer who looked after Tommy over the 2 session’s.  Last but not least the wonderful 2nd Year Nursing Students for a brilliant day and wonderful pledges below.

Team DCV 🙂

 

I will be more attentive to my patients needs. And find out what really matters to them as that will make me a better student nurse to my patient. Also, listen more to my patients.
Favour Adoghe – Student Nurse

 

I will continue to treat all my patients with the upmost kindness and take every opportunity to actively listen.
Ella Maddocks – Student Nurse

 

I will take more time to listen.
Bella Harris – Student Nurse

 

I will take the time to listen to my patients, find out what matters to them and do it.
Vanda Barker – Student Nurse

 

I will be kind, listen and treat the patient as a person and think how they must be feeling. Spend more time with them.
Katrina McKenzie – Student Nurse

 

I will ensure that I introduce myself to each patient and their families. I will make sure I listen to their needs.
Hannah – Student Nurse

 

I will take the time to listen to patients and ask questions so that I have a better understanding of how they feel. I will listen to their needs and try my best to be there for them.
Abida Sultana – Student Nurse

 

I will spend more time with patients to listen to them so that my care can make a difference. Ill always treat my patients how I treat my family – with love and compassion.
Emily Davis – Student Nurse

 

I will spend time listen to patients and talking to them to make sure they feel safe, loved and well looked after.

 

I will take the time to listen to people and interact with them, because even if they don’t remember in 10 minutes, they enjoyed it whilst it was happening.
Hollie Prescott – Student Nurse

 

I will treat patients as people, not just their conditions. I will ask the, questions and give them time to answer.
Aisha – Student Nurse

 

I will be patient. For example, if someone is perhaps not co-operating, recognise they might be scared or confused and do my best to help. And not descried them as a “difficult or challenging patient”
If other staff were not as informed – this is where I would share my knowledge and experiences to promote “leading change, adding value”.
Katie – Student Nurse

 

I will spend time with my patients and learn what makes them happy, what I can do to make their day a little better.
Anika Jakhu –2nd Year Student Nurse

 

I will take the time to try and find out what matters to my patients.
Hannah Lloyd – Student Nurse

 

I will listen to people about what is important to them and write necessary information on the persons whiteboard that others can see that will help give better care.

 

I will make sure that I always take the time to sit and listen to patents and hear their stories. Look at all patients holistically.
Katy Horton – Student Nurse

 

I will take the time to ask what is important to my patients, listen to them and ensure. I support them on best as I can.
Zoe Newman – Student Nurse

 

I will listen more to what matters to each individual/patient, including their families and carers.

 

I will make sure that I take my time to sit with patients to ask how they are feeling without any interruptions to make them feel better.
Angel Bailey – Student Nurse

 

I will be a voice for patients who need more than a nurse during their visit. I’ll be a friend to them.
Adam Goodwin – Student Nurse

 

I will always be patient and kind. I will not interrupt my patients. I will be mindful and ask people “what matters to you”.
Charis Mills – Student Nurse

 

I will spend more time with patients by asking what is important to them and how I can help make them feel more comfortable and less scared.
Isobel Plumb – Student Nurse

 

I will start to be more aware about interrupting and try to spend more time finding out what matters to patients and my patients family. I want to be the best nurse I can be.
Nicol Smith – Student Nurse

 

I will ask what matters and what’s the matter?

I will ask families to bring in photographs of their loved ones to encourage others to look past the diagnosis.
Charlie Tively – Student Nurse

 

I will ask people what matters to them and avoid interrupting patients when they describe how they are feeling.

I will treat every patient I care for like I would like my own family to be cared for. I will take the time to find out what matters most to the patient.
Abigail Amison – Student Nurse

 

I will ensure I always take the time to listen to all my patients and treat them with respect and dignity they deserve.
Reanna Savaglia – Student Nurse

 

I will ask patients what matters to them and give them time to answer and listen to what matters most to them.
Sophie Ward – Student Nurse

 

I will take my time when interacting with people I am caring for, because as a student I will have these opportunities to do so.

I will ask what matters, not what is the matters. I will not walk past anything that is not the best standard of care.

I will ask people what matters to them and ensure that I listen to them. I will continue to be kind to all my patients and their families and ensure they are all listened too.
Tya Durkin – Student Nurse

 

I will ensure I ask each patient how they are feeling, reassure them that I am here for them, care about them and here to listen and will always try to make them feel better.
Chloe Olliffe – Student Nurse

 

I will take more time to listen to what my patients are telling me and try to not make them feel rushed.

I will take the time to listen to patients, to not interrupt them and treat each and every patient I care for with love, care and compassion exactly how my grandma was treated before she passed away due to dementia.
Jessica Renner – Student Nurse

 

I will not look at an individual as a “condition” I will look at an individual for the stories they hold and the beauty they have.
Gemma Chapman – Student Nurse

 

I will ask people what matters to them and what makes them feel good. Make time to listen to my patients when caring for them.
Amelia Enright – Student Nurse

 

I will make sure I try to be more kind to people and take the time to listen to patients and their carers.
Katie O`Reilly – Student Nurse

 

I will take the time to talk to patients and not be afraid to challenge staff attitudes towards patients.
Jess Leigh – Student Nurse

 

I will start to research more into the campaign and take with me what I have learnt onto wards I go to on placement and when qualified. Make more people aware.
Kara Betton – Student Nurse

 

I will remember, respect and actively take interest in peoples lives and all the incredible things they have achieved. Starting with my gran, who’s within her last 1000 days.
Vicki Black – Student Nurse

 

I will not describe someone as challenging when someone may be scared, alone, upset or confused.

 

I will make sure I give patients time to speak and actively listen without interrupting and ask about what matters to them. Promote independence, uniqueness.
Emma Parton – Student Nurse

 

I will make sure that I give time to listen to how people are feeling and their stories. To not interrupt them whilst they are walking, whilst also showing kindness, always.
Samantha Elliott – Student Nurse

 

I will continue to five time to talk about a person’s life story and not just their physical symptoms. This is my pledge.
Elisha Gaskell – Student Nurse

 

I will encourage other staff to sit and listen to “what matters” to people not “patients” or their illness.
Tiri Forster – Student Nurse

 

I will be mindful of the statistics in the presentation and talk the time to listen. Each patient deserves at least a minute of our time.

I will try not interrupt people when they are talking and take the time to listen to what matters to them.
Georgia Lockett – Student Nurse

 

I will try to take the values and principles I have learned and experienced and share them outside of my field of nursing. People matter and families.

I will use my experience and knowledge to share how important it is to recognise an individual and not the illness. See past that and envision who they once were.
Niki Aarron Jones – Student Nurse

 

I will take time out to speak to an individual about what worries them and find out way to improve their worries.
Megan Gratton – Student Nurse

 

I will ask my patients “what matters to you” and take time to listen.
Robyn – Student Nurse

 

I will use my life experiences and my qualities to help power my understanding of others and my empathy towards others.
Nicole Jones – Mental Health Student Nurse

 

I will make sure to view patients as people not conditions so that I can make their care as personal as possible and encourage others to do the same.
Jo Aldow-Ball – Student Nurse

 

I will take time to really try to understand what matters to everyone I care for no matter how busy the ward is. I will tell everyone I meet to watch Tommy`s blog and read his story. He really moved me.
Caroline Birchall – Student Mental Health Nurse

 

I will always put the person first then condition second. As a children’s nurse I will use this knowledge to understand/help their family. I feel emotive and aim to deliver the best care I can for all patients.
A lack of support as a student nurse through mentors. However I will do my best to fulfil my pledge even having a lack of support.

I will always support the patient and family and go the extra mile to ensure that the best care is delivered. Whenever I approach a patient, I will recognise and appreciate them for them and not their condition.
Abi Bedson – Student Children’s Nurse

 

I will ensure that I always get to know a patient and what makes them smile to make sure I can care at the best of my ability and to make a difference to them and their family.
Raye Rathbone – Student Mental Health Nurse

 

I will ensure I am positive around others, taking the time to listen and making them feel valued.
Hannah Beeston – Student Nurse

 

I will ensure that I view my patients holistically, and not just focus on their illness. I pledge to be kind and compassionate at all times to my patients, despite their backgrounds.
Sophie Marsh – Student Nurse

 

I will introduce myself to all staff and patients before walking into a room. Hello, my name is and promote question asking.
Talia Wolf – Student Nurse

 

I will take time to listen to my patient, understand their feeling. See them as a person not just a patient or condition.

 

I will ask patients what makes them happy aswell as making them better from what they`ve come in with.

 

I will see people for them and not their condition. I will be kind and caring for all. I will treat others how I wish myself or my family would be treated.
Megan Ellis – Student Nurse

 

I pledge to continue to treat others as I would wish to be treated and to always listen.

I will make sure not to ask what’s the matters with you, to what matters to you. I will try to be compassionate in everything I do for the patients in my care.
Darcey Fry-Green – Student Nurse

 

I will treat my patients as the people they are not just the conditions they have.
Rosie Gibson – Student Nurse

 

I will pledge to treat my patients as an individual and not as just their condition.
Ellyn Lynch – Student Nurse

 

I will always have an interest on what matters to the patient I care for.
Maria Mungole – Student Nurse

 

I will treat people like individuals recognise they are still human beings behind their condition. As a student I want to make a difference for someone and care for them where others fail to.
Martina Kostoua – Student Nurse

 

I will be more aware of what the children I look after are going through at home.
Nakita – Student Children’s Nurse

 

I will always make sure my patients are the centre of our care and that our patients voice is important.
Jonina Dequina – Student Nurse

 

I will take time out of my day to talk to patients and carer to see what is important to them and would make their day better.

 

I will take time to listen to people’s voices and stories.
Shiman Suleyman – Student Nurse

 

I will take time on what matters to the patient. Become and learn to be a better nurse, to reach what the patient needs.

I will ask more “what matters to you” instead of what’s the matter.   Listen to my patients’ voices. Don’t just see the dementia, see the person.
Hermon Petras Fessahaye – Student Nurse

 

I will always provide person centred care and remember the patients past and what matters to them most.
Jasmin Mellor – Student Nurse

 

I will be sure that I NEVER see a condition over seeing a person. I will make sure to understand what my patients wants and needs are, not just what their condition needs. Say the word “fearful” instead of “challenging”
Annie Skinner – Adult Student Nurse

 

I will ask each person I care for what their story is and I want to say how amazing and inspiring of a person Tom is and will never forget this day.
Libby Taylor – Mental Health Nursing Student

 

I will see people for who they are and never for their condition or illness. Never use the term “challenging” again.
Emma Jones – Mental Health Nursing Student

 

I will spend that extra few seconds or minutes with each patient I come into contact with asking them “what” and “who” matters to them.
Frankii Londsay – Student Nurse

 

I will spend those few extra moments concentrating on the persons individual needs and wants. See them as a person and not a condition.
Lucy Rae – Student Nurse

 

I will always ensure I take time to listen to others, ensuring I understand who they are not concentrate on them for their “condition”. Making sure I know what matters to them.

 

I will challenge poor practice and also always go the extra mile for my patients.
Megan Goodwin – Student Adult Nurse

 

I will listen to patients effectively and ask what and who matters to them instead of interrupting.
Grace Donovan – Student Adult Nurse

 

I will always come into a situation with open eyes and a blank page about the patient despite what other people say. To look after the patient and family before their condition to care for them like I’d expect my family to be cared for.
Lucie Hendrie – Student Nurse

 

I will always remember that I have the chance to make a difference everyday and to try and embrace this. I will always be kind and try to remain so throughout the day.
Jade Hughes – Child Field Student Nurse

 

I will ensure I take the time to talk to patients about different subjects e.g. family, friends and work life instead of their reasoning for being in hospital. Even just for 5 mins.
Katie – Student Nurse

 

I will be mindful of the language used to describe colleagues, parents/carers and patients.
Sophie Shasby – Student Nurse

 

I will ask people what will make their care better and what they want doing during their stay to make it a bit of a nicer, happier experience for them.

 

I will start asking people what matters to them and try my hardest as a nurse to make a change.
Niha Asif – Student Nurse