Nurses are Patient People
With this being Thanksgiving week, we are reminded that there are many things for which to be thankful. It’s interesting how we may feel more appreciative some days than others. But there is one thing we always know for certain – as a society, we all owe a big thanks to nurses. Whether a nurse works in nurse triage, at a private office, or a large-scale hospital – they are responsible for not only helping people get well, but assisting doctors in providing quality care to all patients. Nurses truly are “patient” people.
If Love Can’t Cure it, Nurses Can
There is so much caring, knowledge, and kindness that goes into quality nursing – it’s no surprise that they are often called “the heart of healthcare” or “the hospitality of the hospital.”
In an article by Val Gokenbach, DNP, on nursetogether.com, she said, “Nursing, in my opinion, is a much higher spiritual calling than merely a profession.”
Her article, “5 Things That Make a Good Nurse Great” clearly expresses why nurses deserve our gratitude.”
- A great nurse is compassionate. Compassionate is defined as the feeling of concern and sympathy for others.
- A great nurse is empathetic. Empathetic is defined as the ability and willingness to share in the feelings of others.
- A great nurse is selfless. Selfless is defined as the ability to give to others at the expense of themselves.
- A great nurse is self-aware. Self-aware is defined as a high degree of emotional intelligence.
- A great nurse is technically strong with a thirst for knowledge. It is our obligation as nurses to remain on the cutting edge of our practice regardless the discipline.”
Compassionate, empathetic, selfless… where would we be without the great nurses of the world?
Regardless of the political climate, what type of insurance you do or do not have, or the reason you need medical attention, nurses are everyone’s first line of support and care. So to all nurses out there, we want you to know that we appreciate and THANK YOU, and wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!