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the unique ability to advocate for people who are at their most vulnerable. They have the ability to advocate for their profession and colleagues to ensure the nursing profession is
well represented. However, above all else, they have the responsibility to ensure they are
delivering adequate self-care.
Nursing is a profession that both allows and requires you to stand strong. It could be said that standing strong is a requirement of the job, but at the same time it’s also a benefit. Many people benefit when nurses take care of themselves. In fact, if nurses don’t take care of themselves they won’t be able to take care of others. If you don’t stand strong for yourself, how are you going to stand strong for anyone else?
Patients come to the hospitals when they are in their most vulnerable state. Most of them would much rather be at home with their families. Many times they are alone in the hospitals and may not be able to advocate for themselves. As a nurse, it is your duty to
provide patients with the highest level of care possible. You must stand strong to advocate for the needs and desires of your patients.
No matter what size your family is, there are always going to be opportunity for conflict.
Your child may become upset with you because you won’t let them have or do something. Your spouse may get irritated because of something you ask. You may not always be the favorite, however you know that you have to continue to stand strong and be the backbone of the household.
You Standing strong for yourself can be a complicated matter. On the one hand, you
want to be a strong advocate for the causes you believe in. On the other hand, you must ensure that you’re taking care of yourself so that you can continue to care for others.
Sometimes standing strong means sitting down. It means getting a massage and relaxing a little.
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