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Hitting the target but completely missing the point?
Karen Sanders, Senior Staff Nurse, describes how, too often, frontline staff are at the sharp end of competing priorities.
Accepting death and illness as a doctor and as a patient
Katie Groom, currently in her second year of clinical training, gives us an insight into the feelings and conflicts that can arise when a patient doesn't want to accept treatment for an illness.
Patients: just a tool for medical learning?
Medical student Katie Groom describes the tension she feels between respecting patients as people to be cared for and seeing them as 'subjects' to learn from as part of her clinical training.
Supporting the dying
An occupational therapist describes her account of care given to an older man experiencing distressing memories at the end of his life.
Reconnecting with patient experience: the 'First Tuesday' story
Jennie Negus, Deputy Chief Nurse at Homerton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Hackney, describes a new staff-led initiative to re-focus efforts to monitor and improve patient experience.
When language is a barrier to good patient experience
Abigail Gaunt, a GP trainee, describes the challenge of ensuring good patient experience when patients don't speak English and communication is difficult.
Integrity in health care: a nurse's story
Karen Sanders, Senior Staff Nurse at North Bristol NHS Trust, talks about the moral challenges of working in a busy Emergency Department.