Meditation in a difficult moment
Phaedra Longhurst First-year nursing student, University of Plymouth
How using mindfulness and meditation techniques helped ease a patient’s night-time pain and anxiety
I was aware that my first night shift would present some challenges, and that some of the patients might become disoriented at night, but I wasn’t prepared for the rise in anxiety I witnessed in many of the patients on the ward, who were crying out and in need of constant reassurance.
Nursing Standard. 32, 28,36-36. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.28.36.s29