I studied and trained as a nurse in the Czech Republic. Upon graduating I worked part time in an oncology department and then full time in a general medicine department for 7 months. Then I decided to come to England to learn English and to try living in different country. During my stay here it came to my attention that there was a shortage of nurses and so I went about applying to be registered with NMC.
I found there to be a very large amount of paperwork and that the process was slow but it was well worth the wait. When I started working on Wellington ward (Royal London Hospital - Whitechapel) I was very surprised just how …show more content…
As time went by nursing and medical staff tended not to interact with certain patients, as this would feed into their attention-seeking behaviour. The balance that needs to be achieved between caring mentally for the patient and these other duties is something that I will be juggling for a while yet.
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