As nurses, we are in the business of caring and healing. We pride ourselves on our ability to see the needs of others and help; But, let's face it; there are some patients that you will find it hard to have empathy for; We need to maintain a non-judgmental, attentive manner for every patient, but when their behavior is intimidating, threatening, or time consuming that can be easier said than done.
Several years ago I did a favor for a friend. I worked a few nights as a private duty nurse to her father who was dying of cancer.
As nurses we spend a great deal of time assessing for, and trying to reduce health and well-being risks that are faced by our patients. On the other hand, how often do we remember to watch out for ourselves?
The American Heart Association has issued a statement calling for a more unified effort to increase public awareness of the importance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in saving lives threatened by sudden cardiac arrest.
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Liz Di Bernardo