The Importance Of Karma In Nursing

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When a person decides on becoming a nurse, they make the most important decision of their life. From that moment on they choose to dedicate themselves to the care of others. As a nurse, I understand that my setting is not one where people desire to be in. I understand that I’m not part of a patient’s favorite chapter they have written down in their book of stories, but I hope when they look back through their chapters of life they sometimes smile when they pass the pages I was part of, knowing how well they were cared for in my hands. The people in our environment will either raise or lower our standards. They either push us to be the best we can be or encourage us to be lesser versions of ourselves. No man or women become great on their own, I strive to push people to become more and overcome the challenges they face in life. I do this because it’s all I’ve ever known of since I was a child. This brings me ultimate fulfillment in life knowing I’ve made a positive impact. One way or another our karma will leave us to face ourselves. We can look karma in the eye or we can wait for it to sneak…show more content…
Signing DNR-DNI forms with patients and their families, signing organ donation slips for an 18-year-old that got into an accident from a drunk driver on prom night. Or putting someone’s mother on the heart and lung transplant list knowing one day she’ll need a surgery that could very well kill her. It’s in these moments that truly define who we are, molding our character and driving us to become stronger and stronger for patients and their families each time we’re faced with something that most would be reluctant to deal with. Nurses are widely known as the patient advocate and each day we go into work, clinical, or our nursing school, we make the conscious decision to make another step further into becoming better patient advocates for the

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