Nursing Chose Me: Called to An Art of Compassion
Any 21 year old can do this with 30 years experience!
Steeped in wisdom from the vantage point of hindsight, this is a candid recounting of life as a nurse. What is it like to know that a little mistake at work could be deadly? From bizarre to humorous to poignant, share in the lessons learned from nursing’s greatest teachers, the patients themselves. More
“I became a nurse by accident,” wrote this young, inexperienced nurse, sharing her insecurities with a pad of paper. What began as a career misstep, evolved into a journey that was unexpectedly challenging and fulfilling, at times daunting, and often humbling.
Reflecting back over decades of experiences in different settings, one theme emerges. Suffering and pain are immutable. A loving touch, a listening ear, a gentle word – will never go out of date. The need for compassion, in a field swirling with new technology, transcends time.
Nursing is replete with tireless women and men who answer the call to serve others, around the clock, every day of the year. It is a sisterhood and brotherhood, bound by a common theme, that the patient comes first - before lunch, before bathroom breaks, before sleep. This is our story of our calling to this art of compassion.
Nursing Chose Me is engaging, funny, heartwarming, and an interesting read for all!
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