I have been referred to as MANY things over the years!
Smart , efficient... and some terms not printable on this site! Recently, I had a co-worker and a family member describe me as compassionate. Not an easy trait to maintain in the current nursing environment!
Truly, the highest compliment I can think of.
And what is yours?
Oct 15, '10
shortly after graduation, i was working on an ortho floor and the scariest, meanest, most intimidating, crabbiest, most difficult surgeon i ever had the misfortune to work with, suddenly appeared before me and asked if he could speak to me.
trembling in my shoes, i said, "of course."
he told me i had been his mother's nurse today and he and the family felt i had taken care of her as though she had been my own mom instead of "just another patient." she had remarried and her name was different and since he had just become free to visit her, i never made the connection and i'm not sure anyone else knew either because that's what the family had wanted.
Last edit by sharpeimom on Oct 20, '10
: Reason: typos