Nursing profession is known to be the most noble and caring profession. patients wellbeing has been the most important priority for every professional nurse which extends to the relatives and significant orders.
“Nursing Science is a domain of
knowledge concerned with the
adaptation of individuals and
groups to actual or potential
health problems, the environments
that influence health in humans,
and the therapeutic interventions
that promote health and affect the
consequences of illness”
A well trained professional nurse put all his/her attention on the patients with the purpose of allay on fears, reduce/remove pains, prevent illness, promote health among others. These definitely put nurses on their toes, yet it seems no one cares for the Nurses.
How often do we appreciate the emotional stability/empathy that nurses expresses to their clients? Taking patients as their immediate family and ensuring that their needs are met.
Who values nurses for their flexibility in carrying out different procedures on a daily basis?
Who appreciates the nurses for staying long hours at patients besides?
Who cares about the nurses assuming temporary roles of other medical and health personals when they are no where to be found?
Who cares about about the Nurse for been overworked, overnights duties, underpaid etc?
Who compensates the nurses for the frequent attacks, injuries, humiliation and the likes received from angry patients and significant orders?
Who appreciates the Nurse for being the first of contact in the hospital and for attending to patients at critical and emergency periods?
Yes, we are trained for these but not to be overstretched and underpaid compared to others. Nurses are also human beings not machines yet we take all the blames of medical errors and NURSE HAVE NEVER BEEN APPRECIATED, CELEBRATED, COMPENSATED, AND RECOGNISED by health consumers, government, media, public and relevant stakeholders.
Always appreciate and value the nurses as they celebrate the
Nurse Damilare Ogunnoiki
Nurses undoubtedly bury their lives in the service to humanity, doing a lot to alleviate pains and bring succour to millions with ill health.
Sad to say, they seldom get appreciated and valued either by the their own colleagues or by the society they serve.
As nurses, we learn to be compassionate and provide care for our patients, but who's caring for our nurses when their fuel needs to be replenished?
Nurses focuses so much on caring for others and in the process can burn themselves out, become less productive, and unable to form bonds with their patients when their own emotional systems become overloaded.
It can be exhausting and frustrating being compassionate and taking in other people's suffering on a full time basis and not being cared for or appreciated