It's moments like this that remind me why I got into nursing to begin with...
I was caring for a 90 year old woman last night. She asked me to pray with her, because she just wasn't feeling well. So, she took my hand and we prayed together. After the prayer, she squeezed my hand and told me I was wonderful, and she loved that I was taking care of her.
So, despite all of the stress and the chaos and the insanity, this brief moment reminded me that I really do love being a nurse.
Just thought I'd post something positive for a change. :)
:D Thats awesome!
Those moments are awesome. I had a few of those when I worked as a CNA. As much crap as my co-workers dished out and how many of them just didn't care or were just there for the paycheck, the residents made it worth it.
Thank you for doing that for her. We need more people like you in that field.
Quoting PurpleBama582:" Those moments are awesome. I had a few of those when I worked as a CNA. As much crap as my co-workers ... [snip!] ... dished out and how many of them just didn't care or were just there for the paycheck, the residents made it worth it. "
At least most of them. :P
I loved working in LTC, but I just couldn't do it as a nurse. The 1:40 ratio just wasn't safe. I loved having 20 additional grandmothers and grandfathers, though
It's stories like this that make me so excited to start my nursing career :D
I'm glad to hear something good about your job! Ive had a few moments like that in clinicals. I've read your posts and see how hard its been for you :( I hope your whole work situation gets straightened out just a little bit so its better for you. Sometimes your posts make me wonder what I'm getting myself into.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Kristen Parris:</b>" I'm glad to hear something good about your job! Ive had a few moments like that in clinicals. I've read ... [snip!] ... straightened out just a little bit so its better for you. Sometimes your posts make me wonder what I'm getting myself into."</blockquote>
Well, hopefully you can start off in an uplifting environment. :)
It's always wonderful to have rewarding moments like that. I worked at an assissted living and on my days off would sometimes take some of the ladies (there was only like one guy that lived there, lol) out to do something fun.
I took one lady to the park and brought all my parents dogs. She LOVED dogs but couldn't have any. This was about 6 or 7 years ago. When I go visit her now she STILL talks about that day and can remember like every detail, even how she snuck all her food to the dogs, haha.
Now I work caring for mentally disabled individuals. There is one guy who is in a wheelchair and can't walk and has limited use of his arms/hands etc. He's usually grumpy because he's in almost constant pain, However every so often I do or say something that he just loves and he will give me these HUGE smiles and start laughing. It makes my heart melt.
I love hearing stuff like this! Just the smallest gestures can really brighten a persons day, and sometimes, that's all someone needs! I used to volunteer as a candy striper at the local hospital, and it was amazing to see how just bringing someone a glass of water and chatting for a minute made their day!