Nurse’s View: An Epiphany from Inside the COVID-19 Crisis in the UK

Sabine’s new article for her regular column on HealthManagement.org is now available to view.

In her new article called “An Epiphany from Inside the COVID-19 Crisis in the UK”, Sabine talks about her recent experiences working on a hepatology ward with acutely ill patients. Sabine writes: “Yes, COVID-19 is there, and undoubtedly, yes, COVID-19 has changed our world, our lives and our views. It will never be the same as it was before. But there are still other patients, some with very complex issues, who need us too.”

Lockdown may end, but nursing will continue!

Please do take a look at the article:

https://healthmanagement.org/c/imaging/post/an-epiphany-from-inside-the-covid-19-crisis-in-the-uk

Stammtisch: Free Zoom Meetings for Nurses!

It’s time to start an online community and stay connected while COVID-19 is keeping us apart! Every month we’ll be hosting a free Zoom meeting for nurses. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet and chat with other nurses, and each share our individual knowledge and experience.

We call the get-togethers ’STAMMTISCH’, which is a German word for a reserved table in a pub for people who meet on a regular basis! Although many of the participants will come from a German speaking background, we welcome nurses of any nationality or background. 

Meetings take place in English, via Zoom, and last 90 minutes.  We can accommodate about 20 to 25 participants and still have a few places left for the next meeting. 

Our next meeting: 17/06/2021, 5pm-6:30pm (UK time)

We would love for you to join us. Just send me a message via Facebook or email at:

sabine@englishfornurses.org

Stay tuned for news about get-togethers for midwives too!

Sabine and the team

Podcast Episode 5: Lockdown Ends, but Nursing Never Stops

Sabine Torgler, director of English for Nurses, continues her monthly podcast series with a brand new episode! The podcast series deals with a variety of topics surrounding nursing, overseas nursing, and other important issues in the world of nursing today.  Each episode will be available to listen to exclusively via our website. We hope to make the series available through other channels in the future.

In the fifth episode Sabine talks about her recent experiences working on a hepatology ward with acutely ill patients and how it made her reflect on her ongoing work as a nurse. Lockdown has ended in the UK and many of the wards are now free of COVID-19, but the world of nursing never stops! Even though the pandemic has dominated our lives for the last 14 months, there are always other patients in need of care.

Episode 5: Lockdown Ends, but Nursing Never Stops

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Stammtisch: Free Zoom Meetings for Nurses!

It’s time to start an online community and stay connected while COVID-19 is keeping us apart! Every month we’ll be hosting a free Zoom meeting for nurses. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet and chat with other nurses, and each share our individual knowledge and experience.

We call the get-togethers ’STAMMTISCH’, which is a German word for a reserved table in a pub for people who meet on a regular basis! Although many of the participants will come from a German speaking background, we welcome nurses of any nationality or background. 

Meetings take place in English, via Zoom, and last 90 minutes.  We can accommodate about 20 to 25 participants and still have a few places left for the next meeting. 

Our next meeting: 27/05/2021, 5pm-6:30pm (UK time)

We would love for you to join us. Just send me a message via Facebook or email at:

sabine@englishfornurses.org

Stay tuned for news about get-togethers for midwives too!

Sabine and the team

Nurse’s View: Looking Back at the Last 12 Months

Sabine’s new article for her regular column on Healthmanagement.org is now available to view!

In her new article, Sabine looks back at the last 12 months.  Despite all the upheaval and hardships caused by the pandemic, what has really changed for healthcare professionals? As a nurse, Sabine asks the question: Are we receiving the help and support we need? We helped to look after everyone else, but who is looking after us?

Please do take a look and stay tuned for the next one!

https://healthmanagement.org/c/hospital/post/nurses-view-looking-back-at-last-12-months

One Year After the Outbreak of COVID-19: A Nurse’s Review and a Call to Action!

In May 2020 I wrote an open letter appealing to the governments of the world to act quickly to deliver PPE to nurses who were lacking the necessary equipment to work safely during the pandemic. 

One year after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s time to look back and acknowledge that serious changes need to happen at a political level to ensure that nurses and other healthcare professionals receive the support they need. Never again should we have to endure the often avoidable hardships that we experienced in the last 12 months.

I have written a new open letter calling for politicians throughout the world to closely examine their health systems and take action to protect the physical and mental health of their workers. Our profession is in danger and needs help!

You can help by sending this letter to your local and national politicians. If we work together, we can force a change!

You can view and download the open letter in English or German, with more languages to follow soon.

  • One Year After the Outbreak of COVID-19: A Nurse’s Review Open Letter – English View | Download
  • One Year After the Outbreak of COVID-19: A Nurse’s Review Open Letter – German View | Download
  • One Year After the Outbreak of COVID-19: A Nurse’s Review Open Letter – Russian View | Download

Podcast Episode 4: Thoughts From the Island – 4 Weeks Until We Celebrate International Nurses’ Day

Sabine Torgler, director of English for Nurses, continues her monthly podcast series with a brand new episode! The podcast series deals with a variety of topics surrounding nursing, overseas nursing, and other important issues in the world of nursing today.  Each episode will be available to listen to exclusively via our website. We hope to make the series available through other channels in the future.

In the fourth episode, Sabine talks about her emotions as the UK finally emerges from a long lockdown and shops, pubs and restaurants begin to reopen. Sabine looks at how the UK has eventually succeeded in managing the COVID-19 outbreak after suffering so badly and making plenty of mistakes along the way. The sun is shining, Sabine’s ward is free of COVID-19, and there are lots of reasons to be optimistic. It’s only 4 weeks until International Nurses’ Day, and what an important celebration it will be after all the hardships of the previous year. 

Episode 4: Thoughts From the Island – 4 Weeks Until We Celebrate International Nurses’ Day

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Stammtisch: Free Zoom Meetings for Nurses!

It’s time to start an online community and stay connected while COVID-19 is keeping us apart! Every month we’ll be hosting a free Zoom meeting for nurses. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet and chat with other nurses, and each share our individual knowledge and experience.

We call the get-togethers ’STAMMTISCH’, which is a German word for a reserved table in a pub for people who meet on a regular basis! Although many of the participants will come from a German speaking background, we welcome nurses of any nationality or background. 

Meetings take place in English, via Zoom, and last 90 minutes.  We can accommodate about 20 to 25 participants and still have a few places left for the next meeting. 

Our next meeting: 29/04/2021, 5pm-6:30pm (UK time)

We would love for you to join us. Just send me a message via Facebook or email at:

sabine@englishfornurses.org

Stay tuned for news about get-togethers for midwives too!

Sabine and the team

Nurse’s View: “How Are You, Nurse?”

Sabine’s new article for her regular column on Healthmanagement.org is now available to view!

In this fascinating article Sabine answers the question “How Are You, Nurse?”, reflecting on her feelings surrounding the current situation in the UK. Is the answer to the question different now than it would have been just a couple of months ago? How does the last year compare to her previous 26 years as a nurse?

Please do take a look and stay tuned for the next one!

https://healthmanagement.org/c/hospital/post/nurses-view-how-are-you-nurse

A pdf version of the article is available here

Podcast Episode 3: One Year After the Beginning of the Pandemic Crisis

Sabine Torgler, director of English for Nurses, continues her monthly podcast series with a brand new episode! The podcast series deals with a variety of topics surrounding nursing, overseas nursing, and other important issues in the world of nursing today.  Each episode will be available to listen to exclusively via our website. We hope to make the series available through other channels in the future.

In the third episode, Sabine looks at the current situation in the UK, one year after the outbreak of COVID-19.  At the start of the outbreak, nurses like Sabine were suddenly faced with one of the most devastating health crises in modern history. Twelve months later, what is the situation in the UK? How is the vaccination programme progressing? How do we even begin to reflect on the previous year?  As ever, Sabine looks at the big picture, as well as sharing her own personal experiences and emotions surrounding the pandemic, contrasting her feelings now with how she felt at the start of the outbreak. 

Episode 3: One Year After the Beginning of the Pandemic Crisis

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