Daring to fail

In a society that discourages mistakes and—inadvertently—learning, Jolyon Price reflects upon the importance of facing failures to increase confidence and skill in paramedicine

Taking their first steps as student paramedics

In this special education issue of the Journal of Paramedic Practice, we hear from three students who have just started their journey into paramedic education at Edge Hill University. Lily Springett, who feels like she's in a game of snakes and ladders, Katy Sofield, who finds herself in a whirlwind of anatomy, skills and theory, and Laura Pilling, who is preparing her thermal socks and sweets for placement, offer three diverse perspectives on what it has been like to take their first steps as...

Facing fear and embracing change

With the unpredictable nature of the work of a paramedic, Abbygail Elsey looks back on her first year as a Newly Qualified Paramedic and realises that perhaps the only constant is change, and the only way to approach the fear of change is to face it and embrace it

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