Night Shift Nurse Sleeping

Most nurses will know the joys of working night shift.  Let’s forget about the actual shift though, and all the silly things we do when suffering from night shift fatigue, and focus on the next part – trying to sleep during the day. I’ve never been a good ‘day sleeper’. I’m a bit precious when […]

Blue Angels

Last year, a patient I was caring for, handed me a piece of folded paper towel.  As he gave it to me, he said it was just something that had been floating around in his head and he needed to get it out.  I was suprised and immensely honoured by what I read.  This is […]

Our Global Nursing Tribe

It’s easy to believe our nursing world exists only within our workplaces. Each speciality has their own dialect, cultures and traditions. Our colleagues become our community, and venturing to another ward seems like going to a foreign land. However, as you travel from ward to ward, or even country to country, you realise, nursing has […]

Wandering Hands

Tell me if this sounds familiar. I was transferring an older male patient, let’s call him Bill, to another ward. I had cared for Bill over the past two days and he had always been very nice with no hint of inappropriate behaviour. As I was helping him pack up his belongings, Bill said “if […]