Therefore, as a nurse, I would have to be able to understand gestures and facial expressions of my patients, peers as well as doctors, especially during an emergency. This interaction with the patient must be kept as patient-centred as possible to improve concordance with treatment (Walker, J et al, 2007). Balint et al (1970) as cited in Rena and Upton (2009) suggest that “being patient-centred” should involve the asking and receiving of questions and information which result in patient’s understanding of the health information and the treatment proposed. I was given the courage and confidence to do things independently by being able to express opinions clearly and confidently as it was essential in my future career as a nurse. In my mentor’s view, the only way to develop confidence was to participate regularly which Bulman & Schutz (2008) confirms