Who are invaluable resources in the health care system? The answer to this question is NURSES!
I’ve found nurses to be selfless, giving, and very caring people. Ten years ago, they made my stay in the hospital, when I had pneumonia, more bearable and were excellent sources of information and comfort in a system that can sometimes feel cold and uncaring. As a highly sensitive person, I really appreciated that. They can also give you the “inside scoop” on doctors and hospitals.
Since nursing is a helping profession, it might be a good career choice for HSPs to consider. Nurses work in many different types of environments and help people of all ages. They protect, promote, and help optimize health. Alleviating suffering is a very important component of their very important work. If these words resonate with you, you might want to get more information about this much-needed and important profession.
National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, (1820-1910). The English nurse became known as the founder of professional nursing, especially due to her pioneering work during the Crimean War (1853-1856). Due to her habit of making rounds at night, Nightingale became known as “The Lady with the Lamp”, to raise awareness of the important role nurses play in society.
“Advocating, leading, caring” – the slogan of the American Nursing Association (ANA).
On National Nurses Day celebrations and receptions are held across the United States to honor the work of nurses. Among the most popular activities are banquets, state and city proclamations, and seminars. Many nurses receive gifts or flowers from friends, family members, or patients.
Here is a tribute to nurses:
“The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the priest.” — William Osler
“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.” — Gibran Khalil Gibran
“As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, soul and body of our patients, their families and ourselves. They may not remember your name but they will never forget the way you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou
“To do what nobody else will do, in a way that nobody else can do in spite of all we go through, is to be a nurse.” — Rawsi Williams
“When you are a nurse, you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours.” — Anonymous
“Nurses dispense comfort, compassion and caring without even a prescription.” — Val Saintsbury
“Bound by paperwork, short on hands, sleep, and energy … nurses are rarely short on caring.” — Sharon Hudacek
“Nurses are the heart of healthcare.” — Donna Wilk Cardillo
“It would not be possible to praise nurses too highly.” — Stephen Ambrose
“Save one life, and you’re a hero. Save a hundred lives, and you’re a nurse.” — Unknown
“Nurses may not be angels, but they are the next best thing.” —
Have you been helped by a nurse? I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.