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- May 25, '11 by brattyRNercBeautifully written! I actually found myself with tears in my eyes as I read each line. I couldn't have said it better myself--this IS what it means to be a nurse! Thank you.
- May 26, '11 by DA_LYou're such an amazing writer...
You come across as an intuitive thinker, a rare accolade bestowed on nurses. Your writing is even more impressive because you elevate our profession in ways we've been rarely acknowledged.
Simply, you're brilliant! And at only 24? What you have displayed here took me years to develop and I too began writing about my experiences, more creatively, although yours is exceedingly attractive, similar to [a component of a body of work at] a publication level. If not already, please look into it. In addition, please endeavor to return or remain on the academic realm of nursing, build your publication-expertise into dissertation material, go for the doctorate; go for the gold!
Your talent is very rare and, so welcome!
- May 28, '11 by cav5This was one of the best, most poignent articles I have ever read! Thank you so much for writing it and sharing everything that I have ever felt in such an unbelievable way. Truly great!
- May 31, '11 by Gold_SJI can't even put into words how I've felt reading everyone's comments. Just thank you. I've never put forward any of my writing before like this, so was really uncertain, but now I'm just overwhelmed by the kindness I've been shown. You've all encouraged me so much! For fun I've always wrote (it a hobby since a teen) I'll put more effort into it now and see what I can do.
Thank you all again!
- May 31, '11 by royhanosndont get carried away because you are a nurse. look at it from the dr point of view,
you need to develop a thick skin, devoid yourself of situations that challenge your religion or ethics.
dr have many scenerios daily that challenge their thinking. They see things in black and white and so must you.
you cannot save everyone! You do what you need to do and get onto other patients.
you follow dr orders, and if you are develop friendships with the dr, you have a leg up, to DISCUSS situtations that
you are not sure of.
It all comes with experience.
- Jun 1, '11 by maryw1212excellent job of writing your article. there is so much truth in everything you say. i am now retired/disabled after 30 years of nursing(back,knees & feet gave out). i faced many moral and ethical dilemmas and always went with my heart and the patients wishes. the best example i can give is the unspoken glance exchanged between the doctor and myself on how much pain med and how often to give to the obviously suffering, terminally ill patient whose family may or may not agree with what the patient wants but you look into the eyes of the patient and they are begging you for the relief they so desperately want and as you administer what may be the lethal dose you see the relief and thank you in their eyes. this is but one of the many i faced as a nurse. challenging yes but worth every minute of my 30 years
- Jul 15, '11 by debpro66Written from the heart I loved this article, you summed up your feelings, thoughts and yet captured the essence of how one must be perceived........... as someone else wrote, please continue to share your thoughts with us
- Jul 18, '11 by rzookrnbeautiful. well said. it resonated with my soul. keep on writing.
- Jul 19, '11 by Iridescent OrchidI adore reading articles, but I have to say that I just came back through to read this one just one more time! This is amazing. Thanks so much for writing such a beautiful blog.
- Aug 5, '11 by kbrn2002Beautifully written! It isn't easy to put into words the ethical and moral dilemma's we go through on a pretty regular basis.