Kindness is tangible in a mental health crisis
William Hanna Second-year mental health nursing student, Queen’s University, Belfast
A nursing student reflects on the profound effect of taking time to share a meal with a patient with schizophrenia
My third placement in the second year of my mental health nursing degree was on an acute adult psychiatric ward. The patients had been diagnosed with a variety of mental health conditions, including major depressive disorder, bipolar affective disorder and schizophrenia, with many previously known to services.
Nursing Standard. 33, 4,42-42. doi: 10.7748/ns.33.4.42.s21