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Symptoms of the ego

Symptoms of the ego

A few months ago, I read a blog by Kerwin Rae, about the seven symptoms of the ego. Kerwin is a businessman and he has written coaching blogs and vlogs that really nail down to the grizzly parts of being a human being – something I believe is the hardest job in the...

You would thrive from a rural and remote nursing experience

Australia is a BIG country, the land mass is enormous and it provides hundreds of opportunities for health care professionals to support rural and remote communities. The number of nurses in Australia is over 330,000 and we have a population of around 25 million...

When we try to be everything to everyone!

I have spent many years trying to maximise every ounce of potential that I have and maximise every opportunity that I have either created or become aware of. I have worried that opportunities have passed me by or that I am not reaching my full potential. Where has it...

Interviews

To ensure that newly qualified registered nurses have a smooth transition into the workforce, Australian State and Territory Departments of Health have established programs through which new graduate nurses can be supported, these can be known as New Graduate programs...

Self confidence

Throughout my career, I have noticed that so many of us, myself included, don’t value ourselves and we often have low self-esteem and self-confidence. This can be reflected in many of our behaviours socially and at work, for example, having the confidence to...

Public Speaking

For me, public speaking has been one of the most challenging aspects of my nursing career. I can remember absolutely dreading delivering the nursing handover at the end of the shift, and feeling as though I was fumbling my way through, feeling myself tense, and often...

Nursing assignments: academic writing

Academic writing can be really tricky. There are lots of things that we can do to improve our writing technique and here are a few of my top tips. Before you start writing your assignment, read the marking guide and identify what it is that the examiner wants you to...

Perfectionism

In this time of technology and the increase in convenient living, I have noticed a tendency for people to pressure themselves towards perfectionism. A few weeks ago a colleague was describing how stressed they were in relation to a research project they were...

Kindness: a curse or a gift?

Has anyone ever told you that you are too kind or too nice? How did it make you feel…..? Some weeks ago, a colleague approached me for some advice. He had been involved in a motor vehicle accident and was trying to make sense of what had occurred, who was at...

What the dog saw?

What the dog saw? This often comes out wrong when I say it, but I am going to give it a go anyway! In my mind, I tend to liken the behaviours of patients in a hospital or clinic setting to those of dogs. What I mean by this is that dogs will sit, sleep, and basically...