Kind Nurses

  1. Hey folks,

    Just wanted to say I had a call tonight at work from a kind nurse from a local hospital (I work at an answering service), and I mentioned that I knew I could not handle her job. She said she was looking to retire because she was worn out from it after 32 years!

    Anyway, I had a nice short chat with her before calling the doctor of her patient (who had pulled out all her lines, and undressed her wound). Anyway, just from chatting with the nurse I had a good feeling from the nurse of how much she cared for her patient. She even said it was not the patient that did it, but the drugs the patient is on. In closing the call, she said "take care sweetie". I am just still in awe at the kindness of this one nurse. She sounds like the nurse I would want careing for me. I just wanted to share that with everyone.

    If anyone has any comments, please post them as I would love to hear them.
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   gizzy76
    She sounds like an amazing, caring person. I'd love to have her as my nurse as well...
  4. by   nrw350
    I felt very comfortable talking with her too, just not something I am used to either. I wish I could have reached thru the phone and given her a hug lol.
  5. by   mystc42
    It's wonderful to meet people like that, especially when they are someone that cares for others all day long. And after 32 years and still having so much compassion you know that is an awesome person....... the world would be a much better place filled with the caring and compassion of someone like that
  6. by   nrw350
    EXACTLY mystc42. I would love to have that much compassion for people... but i dont know that i would. Just a rare person.
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    what a NICE post! there ARE great folks out there...
  8. by   Tweety
    Gee after 32 years, dealing with a frustrating patient who is confused and pulling out things, she still has a great attitude. It can be done.
  9. by   mother/babyRN
    Sometimes we never learn how much we affect everyone, including patients.....It is stories like yours that probably make that nurse still in the game after all these years...Thanks for taking the time to tell all of us how she affected you....
  10. by   luvbug
    I had surgery on my foot about a month ago, andbeing a nurse myself, I was interested to see what type of care I would receive. I had THE nicest nurse I have ever come across!! When I went in for surgery, her shift hadn't started yet. All the other nurses there were excellent, too, but this one was above and beyond all my expectations. When the anesthesia was wearing off, I was very ill and just wasn't myself at all. (Those of you who have ever had general anesthesia can relate! ) She was right there every time I need something, never once making me feel like I was taking up her valuable time. She made me feel like I was her only concern. (I was the only patient left in Short Stay Surgery at that time, as it was into the evening by the time I got to leave.) Anyway, she just had this way about her that would comfort anyone. :kiss It would be nice if all nurses were like that, but then, it would be a perfect world, and that isn't going to happen anytime soon. Anyway, after the surgery was all done, I sent them a compliment letter, and gave them all the highest ratings on the survey they sent me. Just wanted to share my story, thanks!!!!
  11. by   jnette
    Refreshing, isn't it? Thanx for taking the time to share.
  12. by   LadyNASDAQ
    I think that's really nice but you're even nicer for posting this.

    Very uplifting indeed!
  13. by   Audreyfay
    Luvbug, I hope you wrote a letter to the hospital administrator, recommending she get "Employee of the Month" or a recognition award. Sometimes we forget to recognize those special people, and they never get the benefits of being good (except for the warm fuzzy feeling inside). :grin: Make her day!
  14. by   RN2007
    It sounds like you got a hold of a Southern nurse who generally then tend to call people "sweetie", although I do not because I tend to find it patronizing to even hear from another woman or even a man for that matter. Anyway, I have heard it once if not thousands of times how sweet I am, etc. , etc., just because they think I talk, walk and look like I am the most sweet and caring person around. I hate stereotypes....

    Anyway, you never know, but this sweet lady might had checked your chart and found that you are a nurse or in the field, etc. and decided to be "extra careful", if you know what I mean. There are lots of lawsuits that come from nurses and drs who are patients in hospitals and who know what to look for. However, when I was in the hospital the 3 different times I went to different hospitals, different floors, etc., - I got completely horrible care, and had the hardest time tracking down my nurses when I needed them. Then, I found it sooooo rude when the nurse did not wake me up to start bathing me. I told here her to stop and that she was to get my permission before doing such, Period!! It is true that I had back operation and could not move hardly and was on the pain meds that made me sleepy, but that was no excuse. And no, I was not a nurse so they treated me the way I guess they treated other regular folks. No, I do not think all nurses are this way, but that is what happened with me.

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