The Benefits Of Nursing

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In my family, I come from a long line of women who are nurses. They all show and talk about how proud they are of their work and how difficult the job can be. I’ve heard stories growing up about how long the odd hours are and the crazy indescribable things you may encounter as a nurse in the emergency room or operating room. I can imagine the stress and the emotional front my relatives have to put on a daily basis. It seems like to me that this job should only be recommended to those who are able to put their emotions aside for the sake of their job and the patients that they treat. Nursing also has it benefits too, such as the feeling of joy when you are able to help take care of someone very ill and to see them get better because of your…show more content…
A nurse named Dorothy Green says, “I must confess.. that nursing is very different from what I expected it would be...” (AAHN). Many people have numerous ideas and assumptions of what a nurse actually does for a living. Nursing is considered one of the oldest known professions in the world. There are many different types of nurses who specialize in certain areas. Back before modern medicine, there were “wet nurses” that were needed more often than they are today. A wet nurse is a nurse who nurses a baby or a newborn when the mother has either died or cannot nurse her own child. According to Doris Weatherford who penned the article “The Evolution of Nursing”, any woman whose own child unfortunately did not survive childbirth, or was all ready to able to feed a infant, would become employed as a wet nurse, and sent to live with her employer at their own home. I think in today’s society we do not have as many wet nurses as we did before due to modern technology, and new information on baby formula as a supplement. The United States’ first hospital was built in 1751 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It would be viewed as not safe and a…show more content…
This is completely false and disheartening that people make assumptions about these nurses who do just as much as an “actual” doctor does. Growing up, I would visit the doctor’s office a few time a year for my shots and a checkup. The doctors never gave me the shots themselves. It was always the nurses who would try to calm a child down, who was anxious about getting a needle stuck into their arm. I’ve never once have seen any of the doctors there actually administer a shot to any of their patients. I feel that maybe its because they feel like they do not need to do the “minuscule” stuff and that the nurses should give shots because, some doctors may think of them as their “assistants” in some cases. Now, this all just my opinion from observing certain exchanges between certain doctors and nurses. Not every doctor treats or acts in this manner towards the nurses who work with them. Kateri Allard a registered nurse has a blog called “Just a Nurse”, where she talks about her ups and downs of being a nurse. Allard describes her thoughts on the criticism that nurses face,
“I am a Nurse. I didn’t become a nurse because I couldn’t cut it in med school, or failed organic chemistry, but rather because I chose this. I work to maintain my patient’s dignity through intimate moments, difficult long-term decisions, and heartbreaking
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