A friend and classmate and fellow nurse is very sick. As we talked about her "to do list" which stressed her while ill, we realized what bad patients nurses are.
We discussed what we would tell a patient of ours in her position. I asked her if she thought she could do even ONE self care action for HERSELF. We laughed, but this is a bigger question for nursing as a profession. HOW CAN WE TRULY NURSE OTHERS WHEN WE DO NOT PRACTICE SELF CARE? Does anyone else ever wonder this same thing???