Saturday, November 10, 2012

Where Are My People?

A patient’s family member remarked to me that he didn’t realize how much work it is to be a nurse.  I must have looked confused because he went on to explain that he knew nurses had to know “a lot about medications and stuff” but he didn’t know that nursing is so “physical”, as he put it.  He paused and clarified again that he assumed nurses were on their feet all the time but didn’t think there was so much lifting involved. 
Then he said my favorite line of the month, “I just figured you had people to do that for you.”

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