My patient, my hope! - page 2

I will try to keep this short, but so much info and feeling it will get lengthy... So I got a patient a few days ago. Thirty something female with altered LOC on admission, newly Dx Graves... Read More

  1. by   traumaRUs
    Thanks so much for caring.
  2. by   bubblymom373
    Good work TRN!!! Thank you for sharing your story!! You are a great patient advocate!
  3. by   tigress_8207
    Good job!Sure you reminded alot of us why we chose this profession especially the ones who feel burned out or feel like just giving up.You are truly an inspiration.
  4. by   VivaLasViejas
    What an awesome story!!! You are a magnificent nurse and patient advocate......this is what nursing, at its best, is all about. Good for you---and GREAT for this poor sad, hurting woman, whose life just may have turned around because you cared enough to reach out.

    Kudos to you!! :flowersfo
  5. by   deb10rn
    Nurses tend to be more compassionate and understanding. We like to take our time and listen to our patients, and unfortunately staffing issues prohibit us in most cases to spend the time we would like to spend with our patients. We look at our clients as a person - body, mind and soul, and not just a medical diagnosis.

    Kudos for excellent nursing care.
  6. by   Antikigirl
    Thank you to all of you! I really felt great and was amazed that it really didn't take that much time with my personality (my true personality) to listen and truly understand where she was coming from! Heck, I have been in situations where I was alway told, not informed or have options (IE nursing school and nursing..LOL!). SO not that far of a stretch for me to feel what she was feeling and share insite to what I do, and of course pat a hand, offer my shoulder, and give a hug! (sometimes those are the best therapy I know for me!).

    It is great to see so many people believe in what I do...that their is a common probelm with healthcare that is basic...maybe too basic to think of..and that is simply the human condition since everything is so focused on Medical and get em out!

    I am proud of what I did, and for some reason it is the first time I am so proud that I have tears! It was just one situation, but will last me a lifetime of experience! That is so cool!!!!!!
  7. by   Jolie
    A big pat on your back!

    It is crucial that administration be made aware of your interaction with, and impact on this patient. Maybe (just maybe) it will affect future staffing considerations when similar patients are admitted.
  8. by   Jolie
    Meant to add that you should write this up (or print this off) and save it for future reference, such as evaluation time.