11.29.2006

Nightingale

They have excellent nurses here at MSKCC. Last night was a particularly emotional day and I saw something that touched me in the night. The nurse was in. Nathan was sleeping. She drew blood, hung his antibiotics, and programmed his pump. As she opened the door to leave Nathan stirred and moaned. She closed the door, walked to his bed, and patted his back and comforted him back to sleep. The whole thing only took a few seconds and Nathan wasn't even awake and aware enough to realize what was going on. It may have been a small gesture that didn't take much time, but it is exactly the kind of extra, non job description act, that is super important to patients and families.

Thanks, Amy.

2 comments:

Matt said...

Sometimes being a nurse is having a profession, and sometimes it's a calling. The latter is impressive.

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