Haematology Association Ireland Nurses & AHPs Pledge

Massive thanks to Ruth Thompson @Ruth_thompson1, Partnership Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support in Northern Ireland and Sinead Cassidy, Conference Secretariat for the Irish Association for Cancer Research for inviting Tommy to speak at the Haematology Association of Ireland Nurses and AHPs Annual meeting in Belfast on 14 October.

Ruth heard Tommy speaking earlier this year at the Northern Ireland Nurses, Midwifery and Care Staff Annual Conference and invited Tommy to speak at this years annual Haematology Conference.

Thank you to all for the great opportunity and the kindness.  A few of the delegates handed Tommy wonderful pledges on the day that you can read below.

Thank you

Team DCV 🙂

 

I pledge to remember the emotional impact I felt on hearing Tommy speak and to convert that emotion into actions and communication to constantly improve the experience to every patient I meet. From providing a blanket, warm toast or any other treatment.
Samantha Sloan – Haematology Nurse Practitioner, Belfast City Hospital

 

I pledge to ask patients what matters to them and who matters to them.
Rachel Fox – Haematology Nurse

 

I pledge to as my dad`s main carer, to ask him every day “what matters to you today, day?”.
Hazel

 

I pledge to be the difference and the be difference well.
Helen Manson – Haematology Sister

 

I pledge to listen, to hear, to act. 
Edel Coulter – Sin BCH

 

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City of Glasgow College Pledge to Make a Difference

4 October saw UK Lead, Tommy Whitelaw, joined by ALLIANCE Director, Irene Oldfather visit City of Glasgow College.  The session was the chance to raise awareness on the Charter of Rights for People with Dementia and their Carers, the caring experience and the Dementia Carer Voices Project.

Thanks to Vanessa Telfer, Senior Lecturer, for arranging the visit and for looking after Tommy and Irene on the day.

We would like to thank the students that made pledges and you can read them below.

If you would like to make a pledge you can do so by emailing dementiacarervoices@alliance-scotland.org.uk

 

I pledge to treat each of my clients as individuals and learn their own stories to help me bring a person care experience to them.
Liz Mullen – Support worker/student

 

I pledge to be the best friend (carer) today tomorrow and forever. As a carer I am your friend not someone who works for you. Let’s smile today tomorrow and forever.
Robyn-Anne Blackburn – Full time health and social care student

 

My pledge is to give hope and love that they desire and make them feel like they were today and forever.
Agnes Ngolo – Bupa Care Assistant

 

I will try my best to be a voice for people with dementia. I will also try my best to help carers. To do as many little things as possible simply asking if someone is okay.
Dylan Duff – Student City of Glasgow College

 

I pledge to get to know those in the future care that and now I will partake in. To keep their stories and spirits alive in my memory for as long as I am able. I also pledge to do that little bit to make people smile.

I pledge to continue to care for people living with dementia to achieve quality like as a good carer.
Adeola Raqas – Carer

 

I pledge to challenge when other colleagues use inappropriate language around people with dementia. I pledge to educate and listen.
Paula Fleming – Carer/Renfrewshire Council

 

I pledge to not give up on people who may have given up on themselves.

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RCN Bedford, Herefordshire and Milton Keynes Members Add Pledges

Big thanks to Carla Lewinton, Jenna Williams, Sinead Cassidy and Christina Sohheh from RCN Bedford, Herefordshire and Milton Keynes Branches for inviting Tommy to speak at branch meetings being held in Bedford and Milton Keynes on 13 October.

Carla and Christina heard Tommy speak at the RCN Congress in Glasgow and kindly invited Tommy to speak at the branch meetings.

 


Great team work by both branches allowed and supported Tommy to visit both on the same day, Bedford in the morning and Milton Keynes mid afternoon.

Thanks to all on the day for the opportunity, kindness and pledges below.

 

 

My pledge is to continue to support, care and be a good listener to my patients in exploring what matters to them, rather than what I think will help.
Rachael Bello – Psychiatric Liaison Practitioner

 

My pledge is to listen to more and ask more questions that are linked with the patient and understand their needs more.
Sarah Giddings – Support Worker – Older People’s Mental Health Team

 

I pledge to listen and promote the person as they would wish to maintain their story, love, dignity and happiness.

 

I pledge to find out what matters. To always use the patient’s name.
Wayne Pavey – Forensic Custody Nurse – Thames Valley Police

 

I pledge to listen and care for each person individually, always keeping in mind what matters and who matters.
Rachel Nichols – Clinical Nurse

 

My pledge is to treat people in my care area as human beings and practice a holistic approach.
Nyarai M Makona – Student Nurse

 

I pledge to be a listener to my patients, friends and family and by doing so will identify what matters to them.
Michael Oyeleye – Staff Nurse

 

I pledge to continue to listen to my patients and spend extra time even if it is only 10 minutes more.
Efa Akinjise-Ferdinand – Nurse

 

My pledge is to always ask what matters to you. Never to use the word challenging.
Anita Olson – Dementia Specialist Nurse

 

I pledge to always ask what matters to a person with dementia and their carers/family.
Clare Warren – Dementia Nurse Specialist

 

I pledge to talk, ask and listen to both my patient and their carer.
Carla Lewinton – Clinical Practitioner Nurse

 

I pledge to use the ‘What Matters to You’ question as part of my patient assessment.
Anna Palutikof – Community Matron

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University Hospital North Midlands Pledge to Make a Difference

UK Lead, Tommy Whitelaw was invited to speak at University Hospital North Midlands End of Life Care Study Day on 12 October. Big thanks to our great supporter of the project Joe Potts @NurseJoe87, MacMillan End of Life Care Facilitator for inviting Tommy to speak at the Bridge Centre in Stoke.

 

The day was arranged to bring Health Care Support Workers and Nursing Assistants from across the region together to have a conversation about End of Life Care.

Tommy was joined by Rick Walker from the CNO England`s Office to show the Framework for Nursing Midwifery and Care Staff with delegates.

Thank you, Joe, and all for a great day filled with very important conversations and thank you to all for the personal pledges below.

 

 

 

I pledge to promote the way we care about all the people we meet and to continue giving my 110% to everyone I meet.
Sharon Tomkinson – Nursing Assistant

 

I pledge to support my colleagues to give the best care we can to our patients, relatives and each other and to have our own pledge tree.
Alex Burton – Discharge Facilitator

 

I Pledge to care and be considerate.
Douglas Macmillan Hospice

 

I pledge to always give 100%.

 

I pledge to look after my mum and dad until the day they die.
Lynn Pallan

 

I pledge to look out for my mum who has dementia.
Carol Kane

 

I pledge to give an extra minute, to give a smile.
Theresa Booth – Nursing Assistant/Critical Care Royal Stoke

 

I pledge to continue hard work that we do and spread the thoughts of Tommy Whitelaw’s presentation. Help each other. Listen.
Stacey, Michelle, Dom, Deb and Emma – Nursing Assistant/Trainee Assistant Practitioner

 

I pledge to care and be respectful and be compassionate, making a difference.
Kirsty Chadwick – Nursing Assistant

 

I pledge to treat and respect people how I’d like to be treated, make an impact on people’s lives, treat everyone equal.
T.Miller – Nursing Assistant

 

I pledge to make sure we can instil in our work colleagues to find out about our residents. Treat them with dignity and respect.
Diane Evans & Emily Hudson – Senior Carers, Old Rectory Bramshall

 

I pledge to try my best to make the time to get to know about people’s lives, look after and encourage others to do the same.
Susan Leese – Trainee Assistant Practitioner

 

I pledge to find out something from each patient I care for and continue to care for them how I would want to be treated myself.
Stacie Rushton – Nursing Assistant, Royal Stoke University Hospital

 

I pledge to continue to be myself and believe in the care I provide is the very best.
Alison Amison – Nursing Assistant

 

I pledge to take more time in my ‘History Taking’, to talk and listen to the people I am working with.
Amy Laris – Advanced Speech + Language Therapist

 

I pledge to give my patients the time they need.

 

I pledge to care, protect and show compassion and dignity to whoever needs me. I pledge this 30 years ago in South-Africa at my graduation and I will forever fulfil this.
Juliana Winkle – Nursing Assistant, Royal Stoke Hospital

 

I pledge to ensure u continuously develop my skills to provide each patient with the best person centred, compassionate support possible.
Amy-Jo Davies – Nursing Assistant

 

I pledge to continue developing my knowledge and skills in order to work in a person-centred way.
Emma Harvey – Nursing Assistant

 

I pledge to continue to work in a person-centred way and provide compassion and support to patients and relatives.
Sarah Hawkins – Nursing Assistant

 

I pledge to care for everyone as if they were my mother, father…
Natalie Hughes – Nursing Assistant (UHNM)

 

I pledge to continue to focus on person-centred approach to all service users on my care to remember who they were and still are today and how they deserve love, care and respect.
Ciocre Anscombe – Team leader – Horsefair Care Home

 

I pledge to continue to put the individual at the focus. I pledge to lead my team to remember what matters to each person we care for.
Kirsty Preston – Team leader – Avery Healthcare, Horsefair Care Home

 

I pledge to make time to listen and just to be there for them. To continue to focus on person-centred approach to all service users in my care.
Donna Salloway – Team Leader – Horsefair Care Home

 

I pledge to make a difference every day to people that I meet through work and just meeting!
Stacey Dimmock – HCSW Royal Stoke

 

I pledge to bring care of the dying and their loved ones up to an excellent level in my department.
Stacey Foskett – Nursing Assistant

 

I pledge to always try and make a difference, listen and hopefully do and say the right thing.
Sue Humpage – HCA Katherine House Hospice

 

I pledge to use my life experience to always help others, to show love, care, sympathy, embrace how others feel and never judge.
Jackie Parton – Nursing assistant (Royal Stoke)

 

I pledge to love and care for everyone I come into contact with throughout my life.Sharon West – Healthcare Support Worker

 

I pledge to listen and to make each and every patient feel important and that they matter.
Kimberly Hill – Nursing Assistant

 

I pledge to provide the best care I can for patients and their loved ones with the upmost dignity and respect. Make them feel important, comfortable cared for and have as little fear as possible.
Niki Fallows – Nursing Assistant, UHNM

 

I pledge to try and make a difference each day to stay strong and positive and continue to try and make a difference.
Amanda Jayne Chimiczewski – Healthcare Act Coordinator, Royal Stoke

 

I pledge to always try my best at all times, find out what is most important to the patient, not just the reason they have been brought into the hospital.
Stacey Boardman – Trainee Assistant Practitioner, Royal Stoke

 

I pledge to continue to be kind and compassionate and to support others when times become hard and staffing is shortened. Actively listen.
Emma Sayers – RSUH

 

I pledge to spread the word of toy campaign and make sure I make every contact help and no matter how busy or how stressful I’m going to try my best to do my upmost to make a difference adding value.
Debbie Whalley – Trainee Assistant Practitioner Stacey Wales – Nursing Assistant UHNM

 

I pledge to remember this story throughout my career. It will always be in the back of my mind whenever I see a patient suffering from dementia.
Gill Reynolds – Katherine House Hospice

 

I pledge to, when caring for a patient where I work, think what they must be feeling and experiencing while being in hospital.
Shane Wright – UHNM

 

I pledge to make small changes that will hopefully make a big difference. Use all the information and use practical skills to improve care on our work and our own lives.
Sharon/Karen/Sarah – UHNM ARTU

 

I pledge to get at least one colleague to think about how he/she has made a difference to one/more service user.
Richard Cornell – Clinical Service Manager, The Dove Service

 

I pledge to always treat a patient like they are my beloved nan.
Tracy Corbett – UHNM Nursing Assistant

 

I pledge to feed all my new knowledge from the course back to the paediatric end of life care group.
Clair Francis – Senior Quality Nurse

 

I pledge to continue to educate families and carers on dementia care, ensuring they receive the best care possible and treat them as an individual who are still the same but on another journey in life.
Kelly Ball – Katherine House Hospice

 

I pledge to stay committed and passionate in the job that I love.
Vicky Coak – Nursing Assistant

 

I pledge to listen to people.
Mark Baskerville – Nursing assistant

 

I pledge to always strive to be the best that I can.
Karen Lester – UHNM

 

I pledge to treat and care for patients how I would like to be cared for. Tomorrow never comes!!
Julie Peers – Nursing Assistant

 

I pledge to look after patients and keep their dignity when they come to theatre and when under general anaesthetic as this is a very vulnerable time.
Carl Whittingham – Nursing Assistant

 

I pledge to have a pledge tree for our work.
Michelle Straugham – Nursing Assistant

 

I pledge to make patients comfortable as the can be and try to be as helpful as I can. I also want to volunteer to such organisation.
Maria Scott – Nursing Assistant

 

I pledge to continue to support and promote empathy within my role of supporting and caring for people less fortunate than myself.
S.Emery – Registered Manager

 

I pledge to continue to care with passion and move to make a difference to someone’s life no matter how small.
Nandenia Wood – Deputy Manager, Rushcliffe Care

 

I pledge to make people’s lives who come through our doors better.
Wendy Cartlidge – UHNM Receptionist

 

I pledge to endure to be a goof memory within someone’s life story and to make the effort to include families.
Tracey Worthington – Nursing Assistant

 

I pledge to feed back all knowledge gained from the session today to every nursing professional I encounter be it verbally, in practice, through teaching sessions and display boards. To Integrate a ‘what matters to you’ flower on patient’s bedsides, confidentially and privacy permitting; location wise.
Claire Maguire – Nursing Assistant, Royal Stoke Hospital

 

I pledge to carry on being the compassionate nursing assistant, share my experiences and things I have been taught to help others in their nursing career.
Heidi Grocott – Nursing Assistant, Royal Stoke Hospital

 

I pledge to carry on promoting dignity and privacy for patients as they are on their journey though the operating theatres
Yvonne Shufflebotham – Nursing Assistant

 

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District Nurses Keele University and visit to Combined NHS Trust

Big thanks to Julie Green, Lecturer in Nursing at Keele University for Inviting Tommy to speak with Specialist District Nurses at Keele University.

Tommy was proud to speak for Julie last year at over 4 talks a partnership with the University and North Staffordshire Combined NHS Trust arranged by Julie and Colin Burgess.

On arrival Colin took Tommy to the trust to meet with great friends Maria Nelligan, Director of Nursing , Julie Anne Murray and the wonderful staff at the Trust to chat about the inspirational work they are doing with pledges and pledge trees launched earlier this year at the Trusts Annual Conference.

Tommy and Colin then went on a brief visit to Norths Staffordshire Combined Healthcare (NHS) Trust.  The areas they visited were Older Person Outreach Team.  Wards 5,6 & 7 who are based at The Harplands Hospital in Stoke-on-Trent  they all form part of the NOAP  (Neuropsychiatry and Older Age Persons) services.   The teams have been inspired to develop the pledge trees that were launched at the nursing conference in May.

We were accompanied by Julie-Anne Murray,  (Head of Nursing and Quality) And Maria Nelligan  (Director of Nursing & Quality) with Tommy sharing our make a difference campaign and the framework for Nursing Midwifery and Care staff and Colin shared the wonderful work the trust has been doing  turning pledges into actions.

Thank you to everyone for a truly wonderful day of people, passion, care and pledges.

You can read the Inspirational pledges from the Specialist District Nurses made on the day below.

 

My pledge is to always show care and compassion to people as I would if caring for one of my family members – person centred care.
Alison Cartudge – SSOTP

 

I pledge to make a difference to everyone that I meet, encourage and support people to feel good about themselves. And to make time for everyone.
Tracy Chatfield – Senior Staff Nurse

 

I pledge to continue to provide exceptional person-based care, incorporating the most significant needs of the patient.
Steven Sharp – Specialist Practice Student – RGN

 

I pledge to continue to make every visit count and make a difference to someone every day.
Julie Checkley – Community Nurse

 

My pledge is to always listen to what matters.
Sarah Gozzard – SSOTP

 

I pledge to always speak up for those that cannot speak.
Carolyn Fleurat – Specialist Practice Student – SSOTP

 

I pledge to always remember that there exists a “person” with a history, family, feelings, not just a patient on a list of many other patients.
Kate Simkin – District Nurse – SSOTP

 

I pledge to find out whom and what matters to every distressed and fearful patient whose care I am involved in.
Joseph Chiri – Student

 

I pledge to continue to care for my patients and to make each and every one of them feel as though they are the only patient I have.
Sarah McDonald – Community Staff Nurse

 

My pledge is to remember that each patient is a person – to ask one thing about them we do not know and to build a relationship.
Clare Lockley – Specialist Practice Nurse

 

I pledge to make time every day to listen properly – to take in what they have said and help in any way that I can.
Lyndsay Birks – SPQ Student

 

I pledge to listen, take time, appreciate people and their lives. I pledge to make a difference.
Angela Clay – Specialist Practice Student – District Nursing

 

 

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UK Lead Speaking at Carers Consultation Conference in Blantyre

Dementia Carer Voices UK Lead, Tommy Whitelaw, has been invited to give the guest address at this year’s Carers Consultation Event at the Blantyre Miners Welfare Concert Hall in Blantyre.

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This upcoming Wednesday 18 October, Tommy will be speaking alongside Val De Souza, Director for the South Lanarkshire Health & Social Care Partnership and Claire Cairns, Network Coordinator from the Coalition of Carers.

Tommy will be speaking to a hall full of carers about the work of the Dementia Carer Voices Project, the pledges we have received and his own experience as a carer. Dementia Carer Voices will be joined at the event by our colleague Rhona Millar, Events, Communications and Academy Co-ordinator at the ALLIANCE. She will have a stand at the conference showcasing the work of the ALLIANCE and taking our key messages out to the attendees.

 

Please see below for full details of the conference:

09.45am 

  • Registration / Refreshments

10.00am 

  • Apologies,
  • Minutes of Last Meeting,
  • Matters Arising, Vice Chair Report,
  • Announcements,
  • Finance Report
  • Appointment of Accountant
  • Interim Chair – Election of Directors (Kaye Harmon, South Lanarkshire Council)
  • AOCB
  • Close AGM

10.45am      

  • Speaker – Tommy Whitelaw, UK Lead, Dementia Carers Voices, ALLIANCE Scotland.
  • Speaker – Claire Cairns, Network Coordinator – Coalition of Carers, Discussing the changes to the Welfare System.

   12.30pm     

  • Hot Buffet Lunch

Should you have any questions regarding the conference please contact dementiacarervoices@alliance-scotland.org.uk.

 

 

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UWS, Paisley Campus – 2nd Year Nursing Students Pledge

Thank you to Gillian Gamble , Lecturer at The University West of Scotland (UWS) Paisley Campus for inviting us to speak with 2nd Year Nursing Students as part of the Care of Vulnerable Adults Module.

Great thanks also to Senior Lecturer, Dr Susan McDonald for meeting us and looking after us with a great conversation over lunch.

You can read about and wonderful pledges from our previous visits to the Paisley Campus back in 2015 and 2017

This year Tommy and Laura were so very honoured to be  joined by Professor Fiona McQueen, Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland.

Fiona inspired our Future Nurses with a brilliant session sharing the 2030 Nursing Vision along some personal reflections and a great questions and answer session.

We are so very honoured to to continue our great relationship working with the University and we are inspired once again by the students we met and the most wonderful pledges below.

A massive thank you to all from Tommy, Laura and all at Dementia Carer Voices for another great day with UWS and the students .

Team DCV

I pledge to treat each person as an individual, to take the time to listen and to always make a difference to their day no matter how small.

 

I pledge to always make time for service users and service users family. I pledge to see the person first and not the condition.

 

I pledge to find out what matters to the people I care for.

 

 

I pledge to always get to know the person behind the dementia. To never view someone as their illness. To treat every individual in the way I would my own family.
Lindsey Kyle – Student Nurse – University of the West of Scotland

 

I want to be the kind of nurse that always makes a positive difference to my patients and their families during their most vulnerable times in life.

 

I pledge to take time no matter how busy my day is to get to know more about my patients.

 

I pledge to ask patients what matters to them, to learn a bit more about their life.

 

I pledge to see past the diagnosis and see the person.
Laura McCluskey – Student Nurse UWS

 

I pledge to be a kind and caring nurse and make every person feel safe and looked after. One thing you would change: More staff.

 

I pledge to acknowledge my use of language and others. To educate others that it’s not okay to refer to someone as “challenging”. Putting their condition first is not right this is a person what matters to them is important.

 

I pledge to give each patient time. Time is a healer and if you don`t give your patient time then they can`t heal.

 

I will be the best nurse I can be and be there for people whenever they need me.

 

My pledge is to listen to patients treat them as individuals. Take time to give them the best possible nursing care I can.

 

I pledge to be a best nurse. I try to listen people and understand they needs and do what they want what others want. Treat people life a part of my family member.

 

I pledge to always smile and stop and listen to not be pressured from others about workload and paper work. To be there firstly for patient.

 

My pledge is to be kind and keep trying for “you”.

 

I pledge to be the best nurse I can be. Provide the best care I can.
Vikki Petkova – Student Nurse

 

I pledge to be empathic kind and a helping hand to those in need but most important a friend.

 

I pledge to take care of patients diagnosed with dementia using person centred approach make a difference in their lives by listening and using good interpersonal skills as a nurse. Be there and listen, smile and let them know that someone cares.

 

I pledge to continue to give person centred care for people with dementia and those that are caring, for those affected. Seeing beyond the condition and see those affected as individuals and not the condition.

 

I will always give my all when providing care for my patients, whether that caring for the persons physical, emotional, social or spiritual needs.

 

I pledge to ensure I put a smile on every single one of the patients I look after. Sometimes happiness is the best medicine.
Shannon Reynolds – Student Nurse UWS Paisley

 

I pledge to see the beautiful individual, not just the illness, and to always be respectful and compassionate in working with people and their families, always wanting to know what matters to them.

 

I pledge to make every patient feel the genuine care that I have for them.

 

I pledge to do more than your “supposed” to do. Care more than your “supposed” to care. Be more than your “supposed” to be.

 

I pledge to always be a rainbow on someone else`s cloud.

 

I will connect with the person behind the illness and try my best to ease their pain/worries, aswell as their family and friends.

 

I pledge to dedicate my time to getting to know all of the people I meet in my career and to be honest, letting others get to know me as a person not just a number.
Liam Wallace – Student Nurse UWS

 

I pledge to see the person, their story, their life and their family not their condition.

 

I pledge to try and get to know every person I care for, even if they find it hard to tell me.

 

I pledge to try my best to always try to think of life through my parent’s eyes.
Taylor Bird – Student Nurse UWS Paisley

 

I pledge to help make a difference. To care for my patients with dignity and respect.
Rebecca Ralston – Student Nurse and Care Assistant

 

I pledge to be a great nurse, look after my patients with care, respect and professionalism. I like making people smile and laugh. Makes the day more enjoyable.
Shannon Rennie – Student Nurse and Care Assistant (Part time)

 

My pledge is to be there, listen to, support, care for, nurse back to good health to someone at their mist vulnerable time if their life.

 

I pledge to see every patient as a person and not an illness. Treat them how I would want myself to be treated, with dignity and respect.
Leona Stewart – Student Nurse and Carer

 

My pledge is to be a good caring nurse and provide holistic care for my patients, I will ask them about their problem and take time to listen to them and support them to feel better.

 

I pledge to see the person not their medical condition. Not call someone challenging or “the we woman with dementia”
Cheryl Hurrell – Student Nurse Mental Health Nurse

 

I pledge to give everything I can to provide the best care possible and to make a difference in people’s lives.

 

I pledge to find out about the history of the person I am caring for. What and who matters to them.

 

I pledge to be a great nurse. To treat each person as an individual. To be there for the person and their families. Be a support and a friend.
Sarah Louise Brown – Second Year Student Nurse UWS

 

I pledge to treat patients as people (by their name) and give the best individual care possible.
Robyn Stewart – Student Nurse and HCSW

 

I pledge to treat people with dignity and respect and see the person not the illness.

 

I pledge to treat people, how I would want to be treated and how I would want my family and friends to be cared for.
Lynsey Kerrigan – Student Nurse

 

I pledge I have a different outlook on dementia patients and see the person as they are. Also, to realise they are scared of what is happening.
Karen McCuaig – Student Nurse at UWS Paisley

 

I pledge to ensure the person is not lost in the illness.

 

I pledge to take time to listen to the patients. What they want. What is important to them.

 

My pledge is to be a nurse who focuses on person centred care.

 

My pledge is to be a more person-centred nurse and treat everyone as an individual.

 

My pledge is to always take into account a person’s past. Who they are what they liked etc.
Valerie Cairney – Student Nurse

 

I would like to be the best nurse I can possibly be with compassion and love for every single individual.

 

I pledge to always remember the person as an individual, with compassion (and not the disease) not be defined by illness.
Wendy MacFarlane – UWS BSc Adult Nursing Student

 

I pledge to remember that each patient is unique and beautiful to someone, give them the time and care that they deserve.
Aislingeh Harper – Student Nurse

 

I pledge to always treat people as individuals and encourage my colleagues to do the same.
Jennifer Dundas – Student Nurse

 

I pledge to always find time to interact with those coming into my care on both a professional and person level.
Richard Myczko – Year 2 Adult Student Nurse

 

I pledge to be there for people and try to help them in any way I can.
Shannon Black – Student Nurse, UWS Paisley

 

I pledge to be able to help people in any way possible.

 

I pledge to continue making a difference to different patients/service users that I come across in my career life, no matter what I come across i.e. in terms of barriers at work.
Jackie Mwangi – Student Nurse/Carer/Support Worker

 

My pledge is to always see the patient first, to forget who I am to find out who they are and how I can help.
George Glen – Student Nurse

 

I pledge to always remember my gran for who she was and for her story not for what the dementia defined her as. I pledge to always find out who the individual is and not the way the dementia has made them.

 

My pledge is to make more time to understand the person who is under my care that has dementia and to treat them for the person that they are and not for their condition.
Lauren Blair – Student Nurse UWS

 

My pledge is no matter how bust I am I will always make time for my patients. They are someone’s loved one, I will treat them like my loved one.
Megan Haddock – Student Mental Health Nursing UWS

 

My pledge is to always see the person I am working with first and to always ask what is important to them.
Lorne Mullen – Student Nurse

 

I pledge to call “patients” by their name and not bed 1a etc.
Elaine Mulvey – Student Nurse Adult Nursing Year 2

 

I pledge to always treat the person as the person they are and not their disease. Always make them feel that they can approach me and I am there.
Michelle Sharkey – Student Nurse UWS

 

I will always remember the person behind the illness.

 

I pledge to always consider an individual’s past life, their like and dislikes and personal wishes when providing care.

 

 

My pledge is to always smile, listen to what matters to the patient and to take time to chat with them. And always remember “Your one person to the world, but to one person you are their world”
Alicia Sassarini – Student Nurse

 

My pledge is to treat every single person with respect always.
Laura – Student Nurse

 

I pledge to make a difference in individuals life and show them support and compassion.
Stephanie Stuart – Student Nurse

 

I pledge to make a difference to people’s life and always help where I can.
Aimee Montgomery – Student Nurse

 

I pledge that during contact with every person. I’ll try to take a moment to think about who they are, what’s important to them and what I can do to help in a way that makes them feel as comfortable as possible. Kevin Boyle – Student UWS Paisley

 

I pledge to take time to get to know my patients as well as I would know my friends and family. To know what matters to them and who matters to them.
Aimee Hamilton – Student Nurse

 

I pledge to be the best nurse that I can be and see the person as more than just a patient. Who matters to you and what matters to you will be my focus when caring for them. Caitlin Boyle – UWS Paisley Campus

 

I pledge to be kind to everyone, hear their stories and spread positivity.
Erin Cassidy – Student UWS

 

I pledge to always listen to always see to always act. I pledge to love and care in my role and be their voice when they have none. I pledge to be there. I pledge to always listen. I pledge to always see. I pledge to always see the person in front of me. I will always help and support. And be there when you need me. Debbie Activities and Events Coordinator – End of Life Lead.

 

 

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