This article from the Scrubbed In blog gathers some of the timeless truths of bedside nursing. Although some–like the missed meals and aching bodies–are harsh truths, others reveal the true reasons for continuing in this profession.
For every tale of nurse-to-nurse bullying, there is a story of nurses nurturing their young
You’ll never truly know how many patients whose lives you’ve changed….
Some patients will stay in your hearts forever
You will stay in some of your patients’ hearts forever
This article is a short read, but it speaks to the truth of my beloved vocation. Highly recommended reading for all who are in the nursing profession or have been touched by those who are.