A nurse is the best teacher you can be in nursing.
And a physiotherapeutist?
Not so much.
Iain McNeill has lived his whole life in a profession that is often misunderstood.
His path to the profession has been a journey of self-discovery and learning.
He was a nurse in her 20s, working in the Royal North West Hospital in London.
She was a young nurse who had just finished a six-month internship.
“I’m a very caring and compassionate person, but it’s also a bit of a work environment,” he says.
“My job is to help the patients to relax.
It’s about making sure they are comfortable and relaxed.”
His work included giving ventilators to patients suffering from respiratory failure, which he describes as the most difficult part of his job.
But the most rewarding part of the job, he says, is the community.
He says there is a feeling of community that goes with his work.
“The community is really important for me,” he said.
“It’s about the people and what I’m doing.
There are people who want to know what I do, and if they can relate to it, then it’s really a good thing.”
His wife, Wendy, a physiologist, has been working in nursing for more than 20 years.
She has also been in teaching and has worked at the Royal South Wales University Hospital.
She also works in private practice, and is passionate about education and education reform.
“Education is something that I love and I love teaching,” she said.
I’m proud of what I have done.
But there is one area I’m not proud of.
I’ve been able to keep my head down and make it work and I’m still learning, I’m learning.
I feel like I’m being left out of the equation.
The best thing I can do is go to the next stage and try and get into the top jobs.
And that is the only job I’m ever going to have a chance at doing.
She remembers sitting in her bedroom with her mother and her sisters. “
There was a period when I didn’t even think I would have any future in the profession,” she says.
She remembers sitting in her bedroom with her mother and her sisters.
I just remember them having a great time, laughing and having a good time. “
But then the nurses started coming in and they had a real impact.
I just remember them having a great time, laughing and having a good time.
And I think that’s the best thing.”
When I started out in nursing, I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do.
But my mum told me: ‘No, we need you to do it.’
She said that I needed to work hard to get to the top.
“So, I just stuck with it.
And now I’m sitting here and I still think: What do I want to do?
I don’t know.”
What do you do when you have a passion?
Iain says his passion is for education and the profession.
I want people to understand that if they want to be successful in life, they need to work.
When you have your work, you can say to yourself: If I want this job, I need to do this.
And if I want that job, then I need the right qualifications and the right education.
I do a lot of work that is part of my life.
And so, that’s why I’m always thinking about what I want for my life to be.