Perceptions of Nursing and Midwifery

The Medicine Man

Encourage staff to take up a volunteering role and embed this role as part of their working week.

As nurses we all began our career wanting to make a difference and undertaking a voluntary role allows us to do that, having it identified as part of the working week will promote staff feeling valued for the difference they are making to others.


Tell us your story below ...

I feel that my passion has been maintained over my career due to the different volunteer roles I have undertaken, through Scouting and Dementia Friends I have been able to share my passions with people who have shown an interest in learning from me about the work I do on a daily basis.

For many years I was recognised as the 'medicine man' at a number of District events with the Scouts which involved managing medicines for our group and also any first aid incidents that have occurred during events. 

Undertaking these roles has seen me gain recognition from outside of my clinical practice which in turn helps me maintain focus on the job at hand when working on the wards on a daily basis.

Danielle Gillett Dec 19, 2017

I agree with you here Tony, the voluntary roles and extra's I do, keep me passionate and dedicated to what I do and most importantly tells me why I do it every day.


Kate Pound Jan 2, 2018

This is a great idea, I'm thinking one of the important parts is the positive storytelling about nursing that also takes place when you are working with young people.