This is a lovely article, thank you so much. As the elderly population is growing, and nursing is becoming a business, we need to never lose that touch, that heart for the people we serve.
As a Christian, I know nursing will never just be a job for me. For me, it is all about showing the love of Jesus to others. As I look forward to when I finish nursing school, I want to be able to spend time with my patients, to sing for them if they want, to read to them, to just be there for them and their families.
I think that even if we don't cry every time with our patients and their families, to just be there, to show sympathy. I don't think it shows a lack of heart, I think we need to be strong when others are weak. If we go to pieces, it may not be much help. I understand where you are coming from: I am not the most emotional person out there, and it can be difficult to express my feelings. I just do my best, depending on the situation.
For me, it makes me sad that even through all their pain, because of my job, I am not allowed to point them to Jesus, the One who wept at Lazarus' tomb. Thank you again for your loving and caring heart. I have really been touched by this article. I never ever want to get hard, and treat each patient as a burden, or just a duty.