I just wanted to get your opinions about what areas of nursing I should consider going into. I'm worried about situations where I would maybe see the same patints on a daily basis and I don't want to get too emotionaly attatched with my patients. My Mom worries about me going into Nursing. She says I'm too soft hearted.
I can't wait to start school(jan. 2005). I figured that when we do clinical rotations I will know more what direction I'm headed in. Anyhoo, thx for any and all replies/ advice.
Jul 16, '04
Consider that when a patient "takes a piece of your heart" (and they can), you will also be receiving something in return.
We cannot help it. This is the way humans are who interact sincerely with other humans (and other living creatures, but that's for another time).
When we have that, we are fed spiritually by the work we do, not just drained by it.
But we do have to keep things in balance. Eat well, rest, have fun, hug babies. Make eye contact. Laugh.
In short, live.
Thanks for this wonderful thread.
Last edit by chris_at_lucas on Jul 16, '04
: Reason: wrong thread..... eeek!