Patient’s choice showed me the power of ‘little things’
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Patient’s choice showed me the power of ‘little things’

Grant Byrne Third-year nursing student, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

When a patient declined to eat toast because it was cut the wrong way, it challenged a student to reassess his ideas about nutrition and care

It was my first day on a new placement, and John (not his real name) wouldn’t eat his breakfast.

Nursing Standard. 34, 3, 51-52. doi: 10.7748/ns.34.3.51.s16

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