What does it mean to be a nurse? What’s their role in Hospitals? Are we treating them with Respect?
NHS Nurse Stefanie Hookway talks about the challenges and opportunities in nursing such as losing patients but also being with them in their last moments. She dives into the daily routine and responsibilities of different types of nurses. Through examples of personal experiences, she shares how she deals with compassion fatigue and what motivates her. Her interactions with Doctors and Patients are also discussed to discover if Nurses are given the Respect and Gratitude they deserve.
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01:50 Nursing and what it entails
06:20 Why did you become one?
08:00 Dealing with Patient Death
11:00 Preventing compassion fatigue
11:28 How much do NHS Nurses get paid?
12:30 Different Types of Nurses
13:54 Qualities of Good Nurses
16:00 Arrogance leads to mistakes
17:30 Are nurses respected?
19:00 What Patients don’t tell their doctors
20:14 Difference between a healthcare assistant and a nurse
24:40 Importance of enjoying your work
26:40 Patient and Nurse Interaction
31:50 Misconceptions in Nursing
35:50 Personal questions
41:14 Advice to young nurses and doctors
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