Looking for a poem I think I read here...

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Specializes in NICU, PICU, PCVICU and peds oncology.

I became a member only a few days ago (June 26, 2001). The first time I checked out these bulletin boards, I read a poem that really captured the nursing shortage and its effects on us, the nurses. It was written by a nurse from Canada and was called "I Apologize in Advance". The nurse was apologizing for all the things she was unable to do for her patients because of what she needed to do for others. I didn't bookmark it and now I'm spending a lot of time trying to find it again. If anyone out there can help me, I'd be forever grateful.

hi janfrn, i have this poem on my e-mail site but can't figure out how to post it here ( computers aren't my best friend and my son isn't awake!) it was posted on apr 18 and the poster is leesonlpn. maybe you can do a search and find it or e-mail me and i can e-mail it to you since i know how to do that! welcome to the site btw, i think you will enjoy it

Specializes in CCU, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Tele.


I believe that poem was posted in our general nursing discussion area also, which unfortunately is temporarily down right now. It should be back soon. Once it is back up, you could do a search and you should be able to find it easily.

Good Luck!

Specializes in NICU, PICU, PCVICU and peds oncology.

Thanks to all of you who replied to my post about the poem. I now have a copy of it to post on the bulletin board at work and I just know that there will be many of my colleagues who will hear their own voices when they read it. I just hate it when I leave work feeling like there were a dozen things I didn't do...

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