A couple of weeks ago, we celebrated National Nurses Week and appreciate the amazing sacrifices given by our heroic men and women who wear the uniform. Here is a reflection by a nurse for a nurse‚Ä¶or any of us in the medical profession!
One thing that keeps me going is that the patients tell me what a good nurse I am, or I‚Äôm the best nurse they‚Äôve ever had. Those compliments really keep me charged.
This convinces me that nursing is not about the medications you give or the procedures you perform. It‚Äôs about listening to your patients and making them smile. I never leave a patient room without making them laugh or smile, even when I‚Äôm in a hurry. Patients WANT to know and NEED to know that you care about them.
I‚Äôve been complimented that every time I enter my patients‚Äô room I have a smile on my face and that I made the patient feel at ease. I also engage the family. They‚Äôre stressed and worried. I‚Äôve been told by patients‚Äô families that they go home with peace because they know their loved one is well cared for.
Although everyday has its challenges that sometimes frustrated me to my wits end, I leave every shift feeling like I did my best and that I made a difference. It‚Äôs been another good day!