So, it’s not always possible to have peace in our lives. Life comes with struggles, problems, situations and circumstances. As nurses, we bare all these things and still come in to take care of our patients and their families. When you love what you do and do what you’re passionate about, you find peace in knowing that your presence, knowledge, and compassion is helping to bring healing to a patient and/or their family. I have taken care of patients, especially some elderly patients who just weren’t in a mindset of peace. It could have been problems with children, grandchildren, spouse, illness, money, or any number of things. But when we come in as the nurse for the next 8-12 hours, we must place everything on hold that is outside of who we are when we step through the door. We must speak peace into our hearts and minds so that we can give 100% of ourselves to our patients. We must be quick on our feet, anticipate patient outcomes, critically think, and this is with multiple patients in one shift. But we manage to do just that. We nurture, we care, we give hugs, comfort, a listening ear, medical care and anything else they are in need of. And all this is sometimes at our own expense of peace. So, the next time you go to huff, puff, complain, become aggravated……speak to whatever it is and say “Let there be peace.” May God’s peace rest, rule, and abide in all nurses:} I’m proud and honored to be amongst an elite group of men and women who specialize in giving exceptional medical care.
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I am an RN working on my DNP, preparing to launch several aspects of my new business and writing and getting ready to publish my first book. I love to write so blogging seemed like a great way to naturally express myself and publish my journey as a nurse. View more posts