Nursing is well-known as an occupation in which workplace bullying and horizontal violence is common. A 2018 study of nursing students in New Zealand found that 40% of those surveyed had experienced bullying or harassment during their clinical placements. Additionally, Māori students reported a higher incidence of bullying compared to other ethnic groups (Minton, Birks, … Continue reading Bullying within Nursing
After taking a wrong turn and doing an extra kilometer at Foster Parkrun last week, I decided to head back to Rolleston to take on the course a second time in an attempt to set a course PB. Here is my race report for my 72nd Parkrun at Foster Parkrun in Rolleston, Christchurch. Rolleston Parkrun … Continue reading Race Report – Foster Parkrun #72
Last night I watched Five Feet Apart. A movie about two young lovers who both have cystic fibrosis. They could never be less than five feet apart from each other as they would be at risk of transmitting a harmful bacteria to each other. Through all the difficulties they faced because of this disease, they … Continue reading Gratefulness
Every Saturday morning for the last couple of years I've been going along to Parkrun. Parkrun is a weekly, free 5km timed run held at a variety of locations around the world. It's been a weekly tradition for me to get up at 7 or 8 AM every Saturday morning, smash out a parkrun, chat … Continue reading Race Report – Hagley Parkrun #70
My final mental health placement in nursing school has come to an end. It was an enjoyable experience and I feel like I have gained so much more confidence and knowledge over these last few weeks. One of the objectives I set myself for this placement was to deliver an education session to a group … Continue reading Emotions VS. Feelings
Being injured sucks. You’re on a roll, feeling great about yourself and making progress, then you get injured and all your hard work feels like it’s gone to waste. All the time you dedicated to training each day now has to be replaced with something less rewarding and boring. You feel lazy, your routine is … Continue reading Injuries Suck
Patients, colleagues and friends have all asked the question. Why nursing? What made me choose this career from all the others? The simple answer is that I’ve always been interested in health, I’ve constantly been told I have a caring personality and I like helping people. Nursing just seemed like the right fit for me. … Continue reading Why Nursing?