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  • 20 April 2022
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A Podcast For Nurses: Cup of Care, Episode 3

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  • Nikki Goodhew
    Nurses.co.uk Clinical Career Manager & Registered Nurse
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An open and frank podcast on Nursing - #CupofCare

In this episode, Janet talks about the impact of COVID and discusses her motivations for becoming a Nurse.

The Beginning Of COVID

We didn't know anybody that had the virus at that time, but we were watching the television and it was in Italy and, obviously, it was massive in China.

Coping With Financial Issues

Just because in my business, everybody could be furloughed except for me, because I wasn't on the payroll.

Careers Before Nursing

I can make the most momentous mistakes as it is without being a Nurse so I just didn't have the confidence to do it at 18, but then a couple of other points along the way, I changed my career at one stage from being a careers advisor, to being a dog groomer.

Confidence In The Face Of Adversity

There's millions of us, thank God, who all are just, we just wanna do our bit and I just wanted to do my bit.

Emerging From Lockdown

All of a sudden, I'm out of the house, which I've been in for six months and I'm on ward and I've never been on a ward before in my life, hardly, even as a patient, never mind as a member of staff.

The First Day On A Ward

I never once doubted what I was doing being there, but I just had that feeling of being completely in a situation that I'd never dealt with before.

The Benefits Of Face To Face Interaction

It's the trust and the reassurance, isn't it, that you get from that face to face contact sometimes?

The Impact Of Treatment Delays

And you just think that if your treatment is three-years delayed, what does that do to the outcomes, especially for the kind of work I want to do?

About the author

  • Nikki Goodhew
    Nurses.co.uk Clinical Career Manager & Registered Nurse

I'm a Registered Nurse with 35+ years experience (lead nurse, practice nurse, clinical lead and health coach) and work at Nurses.co.uk as the Clinical Career Manager, providing career coaching for our community members. I'm passionate about supporting the wellbeing & transformational career development of nurses.

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  • Nikki Goodhew
    Nurses.co.uk Clinical Career Manager & Registered Nurse

About the author

  • Nikki Goodhew
    Nurses.co.uk Clinical Career Manager & Registered Nurse

I'm a Registered Nurse with 35+ years experience (lead nurse, practice nurse, clinical lead and health coach) and work at Nurses.co.uk as the Clinical Career Manager, providing career coaching for our community members. I'm passionate about supporting the wellbeing & transformational career development of nurses.

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    • Julia Orege one month ago
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    • Julia Orege
      one month ago

      A very enlightening, realistic discussion.

      • Thank you Julia. Keeping it real and an absolute joy to take part in.

        Replied by: Nikki Goodhew