My philosophy of nursing is being written tonight in the room of a dying ALS client. My job tonight: sit, watch and wait. She sleeps nearly constantly. Moments of terrifying choking while refusing suctioning and interventions. The nursing student inside me is crying out. "I can help!" I want to demand. Clearing an airway relieves distress, I'm nearly a nurse and I can help! I find myself changing.
My perceptions being challenged. Do I truly support autonomy, or do I merely give it lip... Read More →