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Writing Poems to make Sense of our Feelings

Since the inception of this website, many of you have described how expressive writing has helped you to understand your thoughts and feelings about nursing practice. Often as nurses, we encounter difficult times, which can make us question whether or … Continue reading

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Understanding compassion by using poems as qualitative data

Since the development of this website we have received hundreds of your poems exploring important issues in nursing practice. Issues such as communication, caring, compassion and empathy have been explored, using this creative approach. You have also contributed poems about … Continue reading

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Poetry – a trigger for empathetic understanding?

Guest Post from Marie Clancy, PGCE, MPH, B/Nurs Senior Lecturer Child Branch Nursing University of Wolverhampton, Faculty of Education, Health and Well-being   Hi everyone, I had the pleasure of meeting Dr Kirsten Jack in April this year, at the … Continue reading

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Pete

Hello All It has been a busy few months for us, as the poetry theme seems to be gathering momentum. Our first bit of good news was that Kirsten has gained a Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellowship. This is … Continue reading

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And these are my golden years?

Hello Everyone Hope you are all well and the longer days are encouraging you to be creative. We have had a busy month so far having just returned from the Royal College of Nursing Research Conference, held in Glasgow. We … Continue reading

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Paul Tubbs

This month, our Head of Nursing at MMU, Mr Paul Tubbs, has kindly written a few words about his experiences. I had already been writing poetry for a few years when I started my nurse training in 1969 but it … Continue reading

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Alex Short

For our December update we are pleased to introduce Alex Short, one of our first year student nurses, reflecting on his feelings when asked to write a poem about compassion….. Poetry?! That silly thing my English teacher told me I … Continue reading

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