"Dear Nurse, your loving care and gentle touch has made a
~ Anonymous ~
How is a seventeen year old girl going to change the world? Well it's easy, I am going to show all the nurses out there how important it is to truly care for your patients.
In the wide world there are a lot of people that don't care. They only care about money then healing the sick, or clothing the naked.
I have learned that there are a lot of nurses that don't care that much about the patients but only how well their job pays them.
I believe it is very important to care about the people you are serving or healing. And I think that can apply to anyone who has a job.
My Aunt Julia once told me to, "Care about all people, no matter their socioeconomic status, how they look, or how little they are educated.
Christ is the perfect example of this because he served the poor, the ignorant, the sinner, and the despised.
We need to care and if we do it, it will show in our work. The people we are healing/ or nursing will feel loved and cared for if we show that we care for them and show that we don't care what they look like or any of those unimportant things you'll have better outcomes.
People love to feel cared for, that they are worth something. I know that I love to feel care for because if I am feeling care for then I really feel down or lonely.
Now a day we don't have to worry about trying to fight to be a nurse like many people in the past have, like Annie Ethridge. The army wouldn't let any women join because e of past expsirence when the women died along with the men. She only could go as a laundress and couldn't be on being on the front lines like she wanted to do. But after she showed what she could do, she was able to be a nurse in the front lines. That to me shows how much one nurse and many others that followed cared for the patients.
So I think that nursing should not be taken lightly. It's your job to heal people. So we need to care for them and not care more for the rich person, then the poor person.
Being a nurse shouldn't be for the money. Because you tend to half do your job or not really care that much about your job in general if you are in that mind set.
I think you can be an effective nurse if you show you care about the persons your healing and care about your job in general. And this can apply to anyone with a job.
If you care for your patient you'll get it back to you. The patient will care about what you are saying or doing to help them. If you don't care then you'll get a negative reaction like, your patient might not listen to you or not care about what you think or are telling them.
Some of the best ways to express care as a nurse are;
This means to respect everyone's religion. So don't let other people's religions effect that way to heal them. This also means being spiritually in tune to the patient's feelings and other things around you.
This means on zoning off when you're helping a patient. Don't let your thoughts keep you from being present because it's very unprofessional and embarrassing to have to have something repeated to you because you were not present. Be in the here and now and pay attention to what is going on around you.
And you need use;
This means; eye contact (nonverbal), and Protective - to prevent injury. Sometimes this can mean a hug.
This means listening. Not half listening and not guessing. People like to know that they are being listened to. If you don't listen to them then they won't listen to you. So give them the respect they deserve and fully listen to what they have to say.
And the last;
Knowing or Knowledge-
This means understanding the client, avoid making assumptions, and focuses on client. If you are not focus how are you going to know what the patient is talking about? You can use your knowledge to help them with their problem but only use a professional opinion not your own. That's what they want is a nurse or doctors opinion not yours.
This can be an important thing as well. If you are using good body language then your patient will be more willing to cooperate with you and the doctor.
If you show you care patients are more willing to participate if they sense they are cared for. So show them that you care, that is the most important and effective way to show your patients you care. Nurses that care help patients toward wholeness and healing.
Caring influences the way patients think, feel, and act. Caring is dependent on the individual.
Caring helps patients understand and adjust to their illness. But if you are rude or have the attitude of that this is the "same old, same old" then it can make it harder for a patient to adjust to their illness and if they can't adjust to they will feel uncomfortable and will be more unwilling to participate and corporate with you or the doctor. And this can also make it harder to heal for their illness.
Caring means to be connected and involved. In other words it means to be aware of the patient's pain and needs. To be involved manes to do everything you can to help the doctor and patient fully heal and recover.
In Florence Nightingale's pledge it says, "And devote myself to the welfare of those commit to my care."
So that means we need to be committed to the patients who are in our care.
Why it's so important to care for our patients?
Well the answer is because if we don't they won't fully heal. If a patient doesn't fully heal, then he/or she will soon died or will be miserable. If we are striving to be like Christ, we need to follow his example and care about everyone equally. Christ cared and love all those he served, so likewise we need to follow his example and then I believe we can truly be wonderful nurses and will change the world!
Spencer W. Kimball said, "There are many people who only care about the world and how they think and then they become selfish."
So this means if you only think of what other people think or say you'll become selfish and if you are selfish how you are going to feel compassion for your patients?
Max Lucado made a good point when he said, "We are at are best when we are giving. In fact we are most like God when we are giving."
This means that if we give of our time to truly care about a patient then we are close to Godliness, which is our aliment goal in life.
Mother Teresa once said." Love each other as God loves each of you, with an intense and particular love. Be kind to each other: It is better to commits faults with gentleness than to work miracles with unkindness."
So this means that if you are kind (Show that with your actions) and loving to your patients you can work miracles, and by miracles would be the patient fully healing.
The more the patients you show that you care the more healing your patients will receive, which is what we want, to heal them.
If I can change the world by caring for my patients, then I know it will change the world. Even though it will be hard I just have to take one step at a time and in the end you'll find more truly caring nurses thanks to my example. Even though it is a small thing it will make a big difference.
This will be something I'll have to work hard on. But I will accomplish it and make that big difference in the world.
Even though it will be hard I just have to take one step at a time and in the end you'll find more truly caring nurses.
An important question to ask yourself is, are you truly caring about your patients? By that I mean are you doing all you can to heal the patient and making them feels comfortable? Whether you're doing this or not is an important thing to be thinking about. Asking yourself these things it will help you be a more effective in your healing and work. If you notice you're not doing these things then stop a minute and think about what it would feel like in your patents shoes. It will give you a different perspective.
Once you start help patients heal, people will much your caring and they'll be happy and will want to treat another person the same way, then it will spread all over and that can help make the world a better place.
To fix this problem won't be talking to nurses about because I believe you can easily fix this problem with example. Your example is a very powerful thing. Henry David Thoreau once said, "If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see." That means people will believe in what they see, so if they see you are caring for the poor person and treating the rich person the same way, they might follow your example. People watch you all the time whether you think it or not.
"Actions speak louder them words." So that's why I can show example and that can help change the world because action really do speak louder than words because I can write about this problem and how to fix it all day but it won't change the world unless I get up do something about it.
If you show that you care, then people will see your example and will want to do what you're doing, the main reason they'll want to is because they see how happy you and the patient are and who doesn't want to be happy? If you notice you're the only one doing it, don't disappear, in time they will see the truth in caring for their patients and follow your example or they just silently see and watch your example. The people that aren't following you either don't care or are too shy to take the plunge or courage to follow you.
But in time someone will have the courage to take the plunge and follow you despite what people think of you and the person following your example.
To truly caring for your patient will make a difference in their life, especially in yours.
I think the main way to show you are caring is by first be present and second fully listen. I know that your patient and everyone else will notice if you apply these things everyday in your job and life. If you fully do your job it will show.
The picture of a caring nurse would be someone who is intently listening to the patient, someone who has great body language, and most importantly is always present. Someone in the here and now. And one last thing to make a picture perfect nurse would be perfect eye contact. This is the cherry on top of the ice cream.
Another way to show your patient you care is in how your attitude is. So always keep that in check at all times and you can be more effective in your healing.
I think that if you want to be a caring person and nurse you need to start learning at home and while you're young. Once you learn it at home then you can be way more effective in your nursing.
I think that even the small things can change the world and this may seem small but it's very important. Gandhi once said "Be the change you wish to see in the world." That means if you want to change the world, someone, or something you need to be the change you want to see in them.
So if I want to change the world I have to be the change I want to see. For example, if I want to see more nurses caring about their patients then I need to show the example to make the change.
Another way I am going to fix this problem and get the word out
I have also decided to write a book about this problem. I think this can also be an effective way to get what I am teaching out to more people.
The book will be about the problem of nurses not caring. I will talk about how to be a caring nurse and person. I'm calling it "How to change the world."
In the second chapter I will give ideas on how to care and how important it is to learn to care about the people you serve while you are at home and young.
In the third chapter I will explain the effects of being a caring nurse and a caring person in your family, in public, and in everyday life.
In the fourth chapter I will talk about how to fix the problem.
And last I will explain how to take what they would learn from my book and apply it to everyday lives and their job as a healer (nurse).
How can a nurse affect the world? Well caring about your patient will be a sure way to change the world.
The dictionary says that a caring person is "serious attention, solicitude, heed, caution, protection; charge. A cause or object of worry, anxiety, concern."
This means to be a caring person or nurse you need to be serious, pay attention, and care about your charge or duty.
I am going to break down the definition and show you how these definitions can apply to nursing and yourself.
It says to be caring nurse you need to heed. That means to heed to the patients pain and or needs. If you do that that will show that you are a caring person and caring nurse.
When it says to be serious they mean it. If you are not taking the situation or the patient seriously, how are you going to affectedly care (or heal) for someone? If you are not serious the patient won't take you seriously. And like my dad always told me, "There is a time and place to play and goof off." And when you are at work or in a situation where you need to be serious then do it.
The sentence that says "A cause or object of worry, anxiety, and concern." That means that a caring nurse should show worry and concern. When you do this make sure you are sincere not fake and don't do it half heartedly and feel anxious to want to help heal the patient. Doing this will most defiantly show your patients you really, and honestly care.
It says attention is part of the definition of caring. A caring nurse is someone who pays attention and someone in the here and now. Your patients need your attention in order for them to fully recover. If they don't have your attention they can't be healed.
The part where it says caution and protection that means a caring person/nurse should show they care by protecting the patient/person, not just from harm. Also a caring person in what they say and do.
I'll end with this quote, "Nurses that care are the most effective in making a difference." - Joan Connors
This means that nurse who applies everything I have said they will be the ones who change the world.
The people who just sit around reading this and don't do anything won't change the world. But it's the people who reads this and get up then do something about this, that change the world.
So if you want to be a nurse like Florence Nightingale, Clara Barton, Mary Breckinridge, Annie Etheridge , and Dorthea Dix then you need to find and problem and will all your heart and mind to solve it. And even if it's small it can make a big difference and change the world.
It is the people that find a passion to change the world that find a problem and if they keep that passion they will change the world.
Don't give up! If you fail then get back up and try again. If you gave up when you fail you won't change the world.
Even if you don't go down in history you can still change the world. And you don't need to go down in history or be famous to change the world.
So get up and change the world, don't think that small things won't show or will not change the world, because it will!
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