I 've Learned About My Life

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“I 've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel,” is a famous quote said by Maya Angelou. This quote has resonated in my mind because it has such validity. When I was seven, I went to the emergency room and had to have my appendix removed. I was in excruciating pain and had tears streaming down my face. A nurse came and talked to me. She cooed, “Can you raise up your pinky up to me?” She explained that the doctors will take out this pinky-shaped thing out of my body. I stared at my pinky in disbelief; the pain temporarily seized due to the fascination and the way the nurse made me feel. I ended staying in the hospital for two weeks and I had mixed…show more content…
Nurses are people who palliate pain; they are the middle of the wheel that keeps the wheel going. Since nurses are always there with the patient, doctors often rely on the nurses’ chart and ask them what the best is for their patients. I volunteer at a hospital and often the nurse suggests that a patient should stay a day or two longer than what the doctor anticipated because nurses listen to their patients’ needs physically and emotionally. I like how busy the hospital gets, and there is never a dull moment. There are always patients needing assistance and getting discharged; there is always something to do. Depending on the place; nurses’ shifts can vary from 8 or 12 hour shifts, or from being on call (Philistin). At times nurses are saving the patients’ lives. That is addicting and exhilarating. I like how hospitals are dedicated to the community and they swallow you whole. You end up being a huge medical family: doctors, physical therapists, nurses, patient care technicians, etc. Nurses require critical thinking skills, organization is something they must be good at because they have to chart, have compassion and be sensitive under the right circumstances (Jewell). Physical stamina is another trait that is used because nurses move patients to clean wounds
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