1st Year Nursing Students , Nursing School of Health and Social Care & Life Sciences Pledge to Make a Difference on 18 July 2018.
Big thanks to Dr Leah Macaden, Lecturer & Senior Fellow (UK Higher Education Academy), Michelle Beattie Nurse, PHD Lecturer and the brilliant 1st Year Nursing Students, Nursing School of Health, Social Care & Life Sciences at the University of the Highlands & Islands Centre for Health Science Inverness Campus for a great day.
We had a wonderful day with the students who were in the last week of 1st year, sharing our Make a Difference Campaign, wider project work and key message from Professor Fiona McQueen.
Also it was lovey to see Hayley Lyons and Rhona Grant from Alzheimer Scotland who earlier that day with Margaret Northedge gave a presentation to the students.
A massive thanks to all for a most wonderful day and inspirational pledge below. We look forward to returning again one day soon.
Thank you from all the team at DCV
My pledge is to support every person every time with the tings that matter to them.
My pledge is to remember the person, their life, hopes and dreams. To signpost families to support and to share what I am learning, and that they can continue to have a positive relationship with their families.
My pledge is supporting every patient with everything (big or small) that matters to them.
My pledge is to listen to people and hear what is important to each individual, recognising that their priorities for themselves may be different to mine.
Katie Moneagle – Student Nurse – University of the Highlands and Islands, Inverness
My pledge is to be kind to myself and importantly, to everyone I care for. To see past people’s diagnosis of dementia and see them for the person they are – to make a difference.
Sarah Gilmour – Student Nurse – University of the Highlands and Islands
My pledge is to push to become a mental health nurse that I can imagine, to care and devote my career to help others that need my help, support and care. Be a good nurse. Never turn anyone away.
Katrina McDonald – Student Nurse (MH)
My pledge is to work harder to spread dementia awareness to those around me and remember experiences of sufferers to aid the healthcare I deliver.
Danna Fraser – Student Nurse – University of the Highlands and Islands
My pledge is that I will be a person/nurse who takes the time to get to know the people I come in contact with, colleagues and service users, and find out what is important to them as individuals.
Hannah Caina – Student Nurse – University of the Highlands and Islands
My pledge is I came into nursing wanting to care and have an impact in people’s lives and make a difference to people’s lives by putting them first instead of the illness.
Samda Gabyow – Student Nurse
My pledge is to always see a person not an illness. To provide knowledge to others and help share experience. I pledge to raise awareness in my local area.
Natalie Howell – Student Nurse
My pledge is to be mindful, kind and compassionate towards individuals and those around them and do all that I can in my role to make a difference to people’s lives.
Linsey Stein – Student Nurse
My pledge is to treat people with the upmost respect and find out and focus my care around what matters to them.
Cameron Parker – Student Nurse – University of the Highlands and Islands
My pledge is that I promise I will be the person to listen to what matters. I may not know all the answers but I will put the person first and try to make little difference to help them through.
My pledge is to be the best nurse I can and to make every moment count for each individual.
My pledge is to always remember to be compassionate and think of each person as an individual.
Abi Reid – Student Nurse and Care Assistant
My pledge is that I will make sure I make the time to help, support and guide everyone that encounters dementia.
Kemberly MacLeod – Student Nurse – University of the Highlands and Islands
My pledge: The person was there before illness. Treat everybody with respect.
Anne Grochouske – Student Nurse
My pledge is caring for my Mum at home, who had cancer for 16 years. “Always be kind to others”.
Aimee Cameron – University of the Highlands and Islands Adult Nursing
My pledge is to be a knowledgeable, passionate and approachable nurse. To always uphold people’s dignity and respect their wishes.
Cameron Brookfield – Student Nurse/Bank Auxilliary
My pledge is to make at least one patient a day laugh.
Rebecca Francis – Health Care Assistant/Student Nurse
My pledge is to find out who individuals are and what matters to them.
Charlotte Bray – Student Nurse
My pledge is to make someone smile and change their life.
Elina Njahwema – University of the Highlands and Islands
My pledge is to make the effort to get to know each patient as the person they are and once were and to find out what really matters to them to provide them with the care and support they deserve, want, and need.
Katie Wylie – Student Nurse
My pledge is to always take the time to see the person and never lose myself in business. Give them the care that I would expect if it were my Mum, Brother, sister.
Lisa Curtis – Student Nurse – University of the Highlands and Islands
My pledge is to always remember my Nanny and her Aunts and always think how I would treat her or my Aunties. And – ask questions, be friendly.
Rachel Baxter – Student Nurse
My pledge is to treat all others in the way I would like to be treated myself. With Love, care and kindness.
Laura Sutherland – Student Nurse
My Pledge is to treat all people (in particular dementia patients) like a person. I pledge to treat people with dignity and respect. I wish for people to feel safe, valued and important whilst under my care and in general.
Christy Macaskill – Student Nurse
My pledge is to slow down and take the time to get to know what each individual needs/wants.
My pledge is to take more time to observe, listen and spend time with patients.
My pledge is to take the time to be kind, considerate and thoughtful to each and every person. Remembering that everybody is a Mother, Father, Daughter or Son.
Sophie Henderson – Student Nurse – University of the Highlands and Islands
My pledge is to remember to always treat the person and not the disease.
My pledge is to never forget everybody is an individual and not an illness. Treat and respect people the I would like.
My pledge is to always ask “what matters to you?” and treat all patients using a person-centred approach.
My pledge is to not only listen to people, but really try to hear and understand them.
My pledge is that I will listen to the thoughts, feelings and worries of individuals with dementia and empathise and respect their views.
My pledge is to ask what and who matters most to them in their lives.
Alisha Francis – Student Nurse
My pledge is to treat every person as an individual and to help make a difference in their life.
My pledge is to ask what matters, listen to what matters, do what matters to you!
Jeana Nicolson – Student Nurse
My pledge is to ensure care with patients with dementia is person centred and of the highest standard.
My pledge is to be caring and understanding in every aspect of my work, and to always be considerate, treat people how I’d like them to treat my family.
Janet Paterson – Student Nurse
My pledge is that I will do everything I can to make a difference and be the nurse that really cared what mattered to the individual.
My pledge is to make a difference and make the individual smile. “Hold their hand and walk with them”
Marilyn Fraser – Student Nurse
My pledge is to try my best to make a difference to people in vulnerable situations who need support and encouragement to be the best versions of themselves.
My pledge is to be there, to listen, to make a difference. To see the person and not the illness.
My pledge is to offer kindness and support, an open heart, and a listening ear to people that I meet, work with, care for and live with. Even when we feel a bit low ourselves, a little smile can make the world of difference.
My pledge is to limit phone usage and take more time in giving or using that time to check up on someone I know or even a stranger to see if they are ok or if they are needing a hand.
Gerlie May Simeon-Ruffley – Student Nurse – University of the Highlands and Islands
My pledge is having a positive impact in people’s life, people who once had a ‘normal’ life. Our duty is to bring that normality to them, listening, caring, helping, loving them.
My pledge is to treat people I care for as an individual and with respect, kindness, compassionate and make a positive impact in their life after taking care of them.
Merly Oppong – Student Nurse (Adult)