Role Of A Nurse

When Afghanistan takes a 15-year-old girl’s best friend from her, it makes quite an impact on that young girl and her decisions. Four years ago, The United States National Guard deployed my brother Dusty to Afghanistan and I was that 15-year-old girl. For a year I prayed endlessly, in hopes that God would bring my best friend back home to me. Given that he was my only other sibling, I had a lot of time on my hands at home with no companion to aggravate and play ball with. Dusty was 7,566 miles away from me and I had to adapt to being an only child for the time being. The outcome of a loved one being shipped overseas is always unpredictable, but with a faith like mine, I had no doubt my Father in Heaven would soon return my “around the world” …show more content…
His or her job as a nurse is to determine what is best for their patients. This would seem to be a doctor’s position, as it very much is, but often doctors unintentionally view patients as a medical chart with numbers and information, rather than a person with a family. Nurses spend the most amount of time with their patients; thus, they learn what makes a patient laugh or cry, and they understand their patients’ comfort levels so they work in a way to form relationships with each and every one they care for. Nurses save patients’ lives just as often as doctors. In order to save lives, nurses must be well equipped in the knowledge of medicine, human anatomy, and psychology. A nurse is always learning new information and data to stay updated with medical advancements. A mistake in the medical field is potentially crucial to the life or death of any individual in the care of that nurse, physician, or doctor, whereas a mistake in any other occupational field may not be as harmful, if harmful at all. A nurse must be focused, driven, and in love with what they do. Twenty-seven years ago my mother died after giving birth to my brother. Her breathing ceased and she woke up to a medical team reviving her. The doctor declared she would be okay, but one nurse in particular knew that her patient required extensive care. That nurse’s daughter had died due to a blood clot hitting her lungs …show more content…
In some cases, a patient’s family may be unaware of the situation in which their loved one has been hospitalized, or the patient may not have a family. In Dusty’s case, his family remained in the states, far away from his location; therefore, he depended on the medical staff around him to treat him as if they were his family. There is so much more to nursing than just medicine. A nurse has to be a kind and comforting spirit; One who uplifts the patient and reminds them of who they are, where they come from, and what they are worth. Knowing my family and I would not have been able to be by my brother’s side if something had ever happened to him, we would hope and pray that at least one nurse would make him feel just like we were there holding his hand. Not only do nurses have their own families at home, they build new families each and every day. If a nurse is involved in making a patient comfortable until it is time for their life to end, that nurse is in a huge moment of that family’s life; likewise, if a nurse helps save a patient’s life, that again is a momentous moment that nurse was involved in. My grandparents Wayne and Faye received care from Shoals Hospice as it came time for the Lord to call them home. Each of the hospice nurses are considered to be part of our family. They sat with us and talked us through the pain and they laughed with

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