Thursday, September 13, 2007

A Better Nurse

I delivered a friends baby last night. I mean, the doctor took all the credit, but I did most of the menial labor (my friend doing the big work). Every time I do this I realize what a slacker I am for the rest of my patients. Sometimes, I do feel a real kinship with my patients and I go the extra mile for them -- getting them beverages, etc. Sometimes I'm just counting down the minutes til' my shift ends.
So, I have resolved to treat each and every one of my patients as a good friend. Supporting them in their wishes, bowing to their every wish... it's something I could do better at. It's not to say that I'm not a caring nurse -- just something I could work harder on.
Of course, that will mean I'll need more naps. BOY, was I tired today....

4 comments:

  1. There are just some patients though that would just drive me nuts. Even if I tried to be as nice as possible. Don't feel like a slacker. It's almost impossible to feel that same kinship with someone that you just walk into their room and meet them for the first time and then manage to invade all their most private areas. Just my opinion.

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  2. I preferred my nurses to leave me alone mostly, unless I NEEDED TO PUSH! (Still not over that one.) I would get annoyed if they tried to dote on me too much. But, that's just me.

    You're not a slacker. You rock.

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  3. I think it's ok to save your VERY best for those you love. I know you love me. Goodbye.

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  4. Wow - how neat to be there for a friend's birth! Of course you know the nurses are the ones that are really deliver a baby!

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