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A fortnightly twitter chat for UK nurses and healthcare professionals. 

 

Next NurChat: 06 Dec 20:00 – Protecting your mental and physical wellbeing from the effects of stress.

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NurChat 06/12/16 - Protecting your mental and physical wellbeing from the effects of stress.

I’ve never met a nurse who hasn’t experienced workplace stress at some time in their career. Indeed many would say it’s just a part of everyday life as a nurse. But have we become too accepting that stress is part of our lives? And is it having a long term effect on our mental and... Read More »

NurChat 22/11/16 - Raising concerns in practise - the role of the student nurse

Student nurses are uniquely placed to be the eyes and ears of a healthcare setting. In their capacity as learner and future registered nurse they have departmental and geographical mobility, moving from ward to ward, clinical to clinic, hospital to community and sometimes hospital to hospital. Place... Read More »

Nurchat 08/11/16 – Student Nurses and Mentors – building a great relationship

As a student nurse, working with your mentor is crucial to your success. Aside from being one of the most important professional relationships you will have at this early stage in your nursing career, they will guide, support and challenge you as you learn and develop. But they are also there to as... Read More »

Nurchat 25/10/16 – Challenges of the transition from student nurse to newly qualified nurse

You’ve done it. You’ve survived the gruelling hard work, the emotional rollercoasters and adapted to working all hours of the day and night. You can now officially call yourself a nurse. You’re now responsible for the wellbeing of patients in your care, ensuring they get the best p... Read More »

Transcript Part 2 - Student Nurses new to Twitter – professionalism and growing your network

Read part of the transcript from our student nurse #NurChat discussion on 11th October 2016 when we talked about digital professionalism and growing your network. Part 2 [View the story "Student Nurses - professionalism and community on Twitter (pt2)" on Storify] Read More »

Transcript Part 1 - Student Nurses new to Twitter – professionalism and growing your network

Read back over our student nurse NurChat discussion from 11th October 2016 on digital professionalism and growing your network. Part 1   Carry on to read Part 2 here [View the story "Student Nurses - professionalism and community on Twitter (pt1)" on Storify] Read More »

NurChat 11/10/16 – Student Nurses new to Twitter – professionalism and growing your network

As pioneers in the social space, #NurChat has provided an open forum for the discussion of nursing and healthcare related topics for over 5 years now. In that time we’ve seen the use of social media, Twitter in particular, grow and change significantly. From its launch in 2006, Twitter has gro... Read More »

NurChat 27/09/16 – Dementia and co-morbid health conditions

World Alzheimer’s Month is happening all around us right now. In its fifth year raising awareness around the world of this degenerative and heart-breaking disease, it’s surprising to note that there is little coverage in the mainstream media. Has Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia in... Read More »

NurChat 13/09/16 – Mortality and maintaining a person-centred approach

The inextricable link between life and death is something we as both humans and healthcare professionals battle with every day. We’re acutely reminded of the fragility of our own existence with each life cut short or quietly fading away. The people we encounter often leave a lasting impressio... Read More »