Courage to lead: any nurse can make a change
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Courage to lead: any nurse can make a change

Sam Tyrer Prevention and engagement lead, Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

No matter what stage you are at in your nursing career, if you have the desire to create change, you can

When I found out that one of my patients who had been discharged from hospital had decided to end their life, I remember my feelings well. Simply put, I was distraught. Unfortunately, this was not the first time this had happened, either. Over a period of four months, approximately three patients a week were being admitted to the gastroenterology ward where I worked because of an attempted suicide. Every patient who was admitted had their own story – each one as heartbreaking as the next.

Nursing Management. 29, 5, 9-10. doi: 10.7748/nm.29.5.9.s3

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