Dementia Carer Voices returns to University of Western Scotland - Hamilton campus for fourth consecutive year to speak to nursing students.
Massive thanks to Angela Quigley, Senior Lecture at the University West of Scotland Hamilton Campus for inviting our UK Lead, Tommy Whitelaw to present to 205 2nd year Nursing Students.
It has been great to continue our strong relationship with UWS and it was great to hear from students what they pledge to do to make a difference.
Tommy was joined by Gillian McAuley, Chief Nurse at Wishaw Hospital who shared the wonderful work the teams at NHS Lanarkshire are doing.
We where proud to share a personal message from Fiona McQueen CNO Scotland #CNOScot, our #makeadifference campaign, new publication, share the stage with Gillian, meet the wonderful nursing students and receive the inspirational pledges below.
Thank you to all at UWS for another wonderful day and we look forward to returning in 2018.
I pledge to ask for consent before any procedure being carried out on a patient, no matter how big of small.
Jessica Dunlop – Student Nurse
I pledge to continue to be an advocate for those without a voice and make my patients feel safe. I pledge to treat people as individuals.
Thuthukile Khumalo – Student Nurse
I pledge to make a difference, to listen to patients concerns and do my best to address matters.
Leah Dandilands – Student Nurse
I pledge to give the same care my gran received especially in her last days. They saw her as a person and not a patient in bed 2.
Emma Mackie – Student Nurse
I pledge to make each patients time in hospital full of kindness and thought.
Emma Crorken – Student Nurse
My pledge is to care for each patient the I would want my family to be cared for. To always listen and ask the patient what they want.
Holly Galbraith – Student Nurse
My pledge is to take the time to truly listen to what matters to each individual that I care for.
Samantha Davidson – Student Nurse
My pledge is to ensure that I must be aware of what my patients like and always be aware of wording I am using.
Nicole Cunningham – Student Nurse
My pledge is firstly to take the time to treat others in the way I’d like myself to be treated and to care for others as though they are my own family. And secondly, to spread love and beauty throughout the world.
Amy Clark – Student Nurse
I pledge to protect patients and keep them as individuals and their stories. I pledge to always be kind-hearted and thoughtful and make sure my individuals always seek, feel and get what they need to be happy.
Rachel O’Neill – Student Nurse
I pledge that I will always put the patient/person first and continue to provide care for as long as I can.
Jennifer Yardley – Student Nurse
I pledge to promote a dementia friendly environment in all of my working environments and have a person-cantered approach for all of my patients.
Andrew McDonald – Student Nurse
I pledge to change someone’s opinion on dementia and also to make them aware that they are not challenging.
Sarah Connolly – Student Nurse
My pledge is to care in a way of kindness that other carers are inspired by and lead by example.
Selena Mooney – Student Nurse
I pledge to make sure I advocate dementia patient’s rights and welfare. I will provide to the best of my ability, the most suitable care to every individual. I will help them to uphold and find out what matters to them and be an important person in fulfilling and providing it by working with them and their families.
Joyce Ison – Student Nurse
I pledge to always ask patients what matters to them in order to help with their quick recovery.
Christianah Ajobiewe – Student Nurse
My pledge is that everyone must be treated as an individual to allow specific needs and all needs to be valued and approached respectfully.
Debbie Robertson – Student Nurse
My pledge is to support patients and their families the best I can and listen to what matter to them.
Debbie Arnott – Student Nurse
My pledge is to be there to make a change to someone’s life, keep it special and better for people. Show them love and respect.
My pledge is to continue to provide person-centred care to those I care for. Also, to make them feel like the important individual that they are.
Abbi Jefferson – Student Nurse
My pledge is to be a leader, to set standards which colleagues and others are inspired by and feel privileged to care for anyone each and every day.
Laura Treanor – Student Nurse
My pledge is to look after people and ensure whatever care setting they are in – they are treated as an individual who has different likes and dislikes.
My pledge is to do my best with all my heart to make a difference in people’s lives.
Narayana Jyothi Lanke – Student Nurse
I pledge to continue to spend time getting to know the patient and the families and what matters to them and make sure that those needs are met.
My pledge is to always treat people as if they are my family. To remember that they are someone’s something e.g. mother, father, daughter or son, partner and friend.
Victoria Dallimore – Student Nurse
My pledge is to be the nurse that listens, the nurse that allows my patient’s voice to be heard and the nurse that promotes…what matters, who matters and what is important. To be the best caring and loving nurse I know I am.
My pledge is to always try and be patient and kind and to listen with my ears and my heart. To remember never to be “too busy”.
Monica Stark – Student Nurse
I pledge to always think back to this session when times are hard, to realise that as a nurse you can make a difference.
My pledge is to treat every single person I meet with the love and kindness they deserve.
Brogan Murray – Student Nurse
I pledge to change someone’s life for the better and leave them feeling better about their situation. Be there for them.
Adam Bonner – Student Nurse
My pledge is to ensure that all patients are respected at all stages of care.
Emma Jack – Student Nurse
My pledge is to see and respect the person for who they are, not the illness that has made them a patient in a bed.
Victoria Bell – Student Nurse
My pledge is to make sure that patients with dementia are seen as the person they are by getting to know them and talking to their families.
My pledge is to care for everyone with dignity, respect and love. Always to reflect on hard times to make sure everyone receives the love and respect and care patients deserve.
My pledge is to take time to ask the patient about their life story, bringing forth a conversation solely about them.
My pledge is to work to the best of my ability to ensure people receive the care they require, by helping them and promoting what matters most to them.
Caitlin Carroll – Student Nurse
I pledge to take the time to find out who and what matters to the people I work with.
My pledge is to look at the person as more than just their illness and ask what they would like.
My pledge is to be the best I can be. To go above and beyond for my patients and treat them as I would like my own family to be treated.
I pledge to make more time to listen and to have conversations with every patient and their families.
I pledge to be the best nurse I can be.
I pledge to remember that when I’m stressed and overworked to always do a “kindness check”
I pledge to always take time to understand what is important to my patients and ensure patients receive person-centred care
I pledge to make the time to talk to patients. Not simply through meetings/rounds.
My pledge is to ensure I ask what matters to my patient and always listen
Madeline Goodwin – Student Nurse
My pledge is to make sure that all patients I care for, I look at who they are as a person, not just look at their illness.
My pledge is to ensure I listen to each person carefully and kindly, no matter how busy I am.
My pledge is to look past the illness and see the person and what is important to them.
I pledge to always put my patients first, be there when they need someone to pick them up when they are feeling down.
Rebecca O’Kane – Student Nurse
My pledge is to respect all patients and treat them as I would like someone to treat my family. Preserving dignity always.
Carolann Mason – Student Nurse
My pledge is to ask the person who or what matters to them and to get to know the person not the illness.
Michelle Dunne – Student Nurse
My pledge is to treat all the patients with dignity and respect and treat them with the best care possible.
My pledge is to always be kind and caring. To remember that there is a person, a life, a story behind every patient. To try and include that person as much as possible in their own care.
Colleen O’Neill – Student Nurse
I pledge to treat people as individuals and support them to have choices which maximise their quality of life.
I pledge to see a person and their story. To recognise them as a person and not as an illness.
Natalie McKay – Student Nurse
I pledge to treat every patient in the same way I would want to be treated myself.
I pledge to do my upmost to treat everyone as I would my own, regardless of time constraints, pressures, others attitudes, personal life, tiredness and so on. I want to make a difference.
Lisa Gorrie – Student Nurse
I pledge to get to know the person and their background – what their likes and dislikes are.
My pledge is to find out what matters to the patient and get to know them as best as I can to be able to give them person-centred care.
Danielle Barlow – Student Nurse
I pledge to always remember to ask what matters to the patient and to listen carefully to what matters and to also ask who matters to them.
I pledge to always recognise the person and not the condition and to do everything in my power to prevent people from feeling alone and scared.
Caitlin McKinstray – Student Nurse
My pledge is to provide centred care to individual patients and always listen to their needs and wishes
Jim Williams – Student Nurse/Support Worker/Carer
My pledge is to listen to everyone’s story as everyone is fighting a different battle
Angela Martin – Student Nurse
I pledge to always put the patient’s needs first and communicate the aspects of the their care to the patients and family.
Jennifer Mason – Student Nurse
I pledge to always take the time to see the person behind the illness.
I pledge to always look for the person behind the condition and help to bring them to the forefront.
Amy – Student Nurse
I pledge to listen to people and treat people with respect and dignity. They are not just a patient or a statistic. They are a person!
Paula Jane Reid – Student Nurse
My pledge is to always remember that each person with dementia has a life and personality and should be respected and treated how you would like your own family to be cared for.
My pledge is to make sure to care for patients with patient centred care and what matters to them most. Promote great care and help promote other care within clinical areas.
Iiona Marshall – Student Nurse
I pledge to try my hardest every day to make a difference to someone’s life.
Bryony Bott – Student Nurse
My pledge is to always remember the person behind the illness. To always treat the person with warmth, kindness and respect.
My pledge is to do my best to make a difference and use kindness in all interactions. Be a voice for those having difficulties finding theirs.
I pledge to listen to my patients story and find out what matters to them.
My pledge is to find out what matters to my patients and to always work with that in mind.