The Trust: What the General Public Bestows to a Healthcare Provider

When we were given our licenses to practice medicine, nursing, respiratory care, pharmacy, social work, physical and occupational therapy, we were given not only a license to write orders, administer medications, or give breathing treatments. We were given a trust that goes far beyond a technical practice. Of course, honing our practices is vital, and … Continue reading The Trust: What the General Public Bestows to a Healthcare Provider

Close Enough to Change: What Primary Nursing can do to a Nurse’s Heart

He could not speak. His disease process barely allowed him to move any longer. But he was fully present, and he would smack his lips to get my attention. He could use his eyes and a slight nod or shake of the head to communicate his needs and desires. He was fully present, a little … Continue reading Close Enough to Change: What Primary Nursing can do to a Nurse’s Heart

The (He)art of Conversation: On Being an Introverted Nurse (Post 1)

I’m always fascinated by people who have a way of making anyone and everyone feel as though they have known each other for years. My roommate in college during freshman year was this way. This worked out rather well for me, as all types of people would come knocking on our door, reducing the amount … Continue reading The (He)art of Conversation: On Being an Introverted Nurse (Post 1)