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Always thank your nurse. Sometimes they're the only one between you and a hearse.
Too often, hospital staff are incented by management to get work done without worrying about care, and clinicians are too often not even trained to think about care.
My medical students. Two cups of human misery in short white coats. One is male and the other one female, and they both have names. That's all I can ever remember about them.
The very elements of what constitutes good nursing are as little understood for the well as for the sick. The same laws of health or of nursing, for they are in reality the same, obtain among the well as among the sick.
How can anybody hate nurses? Nobody hates nurses. The only time you hate a nurse is when they're giving you an enema.
A good culture in a hospital can absorb and manage a few bad nurses, but once the culture becomes bad in itself, bad nursing practice is much harder to hide.
Theater was always in the backdrop. Nursing was a way to pay the bills. I wasn't a nurse; I had a nursing agency.
Nurses are there when the last breath is taken and nurses are there when the first breath is taken. Although it is more enjoyable to celebrate the birth, it is just as important to comfort in death.
It was believed by the purveyors of male fantasies in films that nurses were a popular male fantasy because they were caring, and they were women who could legitimately touch men all over.
Man who want pretty nurse, must be patient.
Stop the nurse like the monkey.
The character of a nurse is just as important as the knowledge he/she possesses.
Hospitals are a little like the beach. The next wave comes in, and the footprints of your pain and suffering, your delivery and recovery, are obliterated ...
Go to any hospital, you'll find wards that are run by senior nurses with matrons. The point is do they have the power, do they have the responsibility inside the hospital?
You see, my mother was a district nurse until she died when I was 14, and we used to move from time to time because of her work.
Doctors, by God; washing their hands, looking out windows, fiddling with dreadful things while you are stretched out on a table or half undressed on a chair.
It was backbreaking, round-the-clock work, and it made us realize how hard the nurses and aides and orderlies worked in their normal routines, but we managed to prevent skin breakdown or any other problems among the more than five hundred patients. Work
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, male nurses ride the "glass escalator"; although they are in the minority, they receive higher wages and faster promotions than women in the same jobs.
This is your new nurse, Mary Poppins.
Even books are nurses, medicines are nurses. But we must work to bring about the time when man shall recognise his mastery over his own body. Herbs and medicines have power over us as long as we allow them; when we become strong, these external methods are no more necessary.
I'm not gonna die in a hospital where the nurses aren't even hot.
America is facing a looming shortage of doctors, nurses, and physicians' assistants.
I peered around the corner into the main recovery ward. All I could see were surgeons. Surgeons filling out those incessant forms. Surgeons bringing cups of tea and little sandwich triangles to patients. Surgeons laying in a lethargic stupor, recovering from eye surgery.
A nurse and a social worker took fifteen minutes out of their shitty thankless job in the roughest corner of town, sat on a couple of milk crates drinking coffee, flopped their real selves out of the cement and both liked what they saw.
I can't see the world as a great hospital with us all nursing and pitying each other.
The nurse sleeps sweetly, hired to watch the sick, / whom, snoring, she disturbs.
For it may safely be said, not that the habit of ready and correct observation will by itself make us useful nurses, but that without it we shall be useless with all our devotion.
A Health Affairs study comparing patient-satisfaction scores with HCAHPS surveys of almost 100,000 nurses showed that a better nurse work environment was associated with higher scores on every patient-satisfaction survey question.
Difficulty is the nurse of greatness.
As Congress focuses on comprehensive health care reform, one thing needs to be clear: We cannot fix health care if we do not address America's nursing shortage.
Does anyone really go into nursing intending to be apathetic, cold and removed from suffering? I find that very difficult to believe.
the nurse who'd prostituted her profession to act as jailer,
no family can get on without women to help; that in every family, poor or rich, there are and must be nurses, either relations or hired. "No,
Who paies the Physitian, does the cure.
I love my job, and I hope people find comfort in knowing there are still people out there who love what they do. - a New York acute care nurse
Most men in the ward were now convalescing. To her, "each day the nurse's duties became lighter and therefore more irksome.
I didn't want just any career, so I am not going to be just any nurse.
One day treats us like a hireling nurse, another like a mother.
After two days in the hospital, I turn to the nurse.
There are more Physitians in health then drunkards.
A hobby is an activity done at one's leisure - an occupation is done at another's. Since nurses are called upon at all times of the day, it is by nature an occupation, and a highly innapropriate one at that for two respectable girls
For the hearts of nurses are solid gold, / But their heels are flat and their hands are cold, / And their voices lilt with a lilt that's falser / Than the smile of an exhibition waltzer. / Yes, nurses can cure you, nurses restore you, / But nurses are bound that they do things for you.
My dad is a nurse midwife, one of about only 50 male midwives in the U.S., I think.
So why don't nurses do home visits to Americans with acute conditions? Hospitals aren't paid for it.
We are guests in our patients' lives.
lab workers as subjects.
The immediate problem is, where will the doctors come from?
Nursing encompasses an art, a humanistic orientation, a feeling for the value of the individual, and an intuitive sense of ethics, and of the appropriateness of action taken.
It would not be possible to praises nurses too highly.
Studies have indicated there is a strong correlation between the shortages of nurses and morbidity and mortality rates in our hospitals.
I am a nurse," she retorted. "I am not a gopher." "You are a nurse," the supervisor yelled, "and you are whatever you have to be to try to save lives!
Nurse: "You look like a pharmaceutical rep. you can leave samples in the closet."
Joe: "I'm actually a lawyer."
Nurse: "My condolences.
For the last 3 years, we have celebrated National Nurses Week. Beginning on May 6, we will once again have the opportunity to truly commend the nursing community for their contributions to our national health delivery system.
In fact the English nurses had spent much of their time stuffing mattresses, stirring gruel, and standing at washtubs, but Lib didn't want the nun to mistake her for an ignorant menial. That was what nobody understood: saving lives often came down to getting a latrine pipe unplugged.
Hospitals are very extreme places - you can be in a maternity room one minute, and by someone's bedside as they're dying the next.
When you're nursing and you're working 18-hour days, that's pretty hard.
There's such a void in the medical system. When my husband was sick, it became very apparent to me that the nurses were doing the doctor's job, and the doctors were doing the disease job, so no one was caring for the patient and the loved one.
...younger patients, known as 'Acutes' because the doctors figure them still sick enough to be fixed...
I spent my 20s working in patient care at a large university hospital, an experience that has informed all my work and has given me a lot of human observation to draw on.
I've read my grandmother's memoirs and she served as a nurse during World War II. What they had to do was incredible.
The nurses gave us meds to alleviate our tingling skins. And more meds to soothe our burning brains.
I am a fantastic nurse. I discovered this about myself, and I'm really fantastic about diagnosing things.
May we hope that, when we are all dead and gone, leaders will arise who have been personally experienced in the hard, practical work, the difficulties, and the joys of organizing nursing reforms, and who will lead far beyond anything we have done!
These are folks that keep people out of hospitals, out of emergency rooms, out of nursing homes. And not only that, they help people achieve more fulfilling lives.
Speaking to numerous teachers and nurses, I am consistently struck by the sense of mission they have about their work.
I'm not good with hospitals. The endless buildings, trees dotted around like apologies, and inside, it's job functions you can't understand and that air of incomprehensible busyness. Curtained-off beds and death settling like falling snow.
I remember once I read a book on mental illness and there was a nurse that had gotten sick. Do you know what she died from? From worrying about the mental patients not being able to get their food. She became a mental patient.
Working in the hospital teaches you that there are only two kinds of people in the world: the sick and the not sick. If you are not sick, shut up and help.
I was a very good nurse, but I burned out after eight years or so because it wasn't what I truly wanted to do. Writing is what I belong to.
The nurses were all angels in my eyes.
and teachers teach
and tailors mend
and preachers preach
and barbers trim
and chauffeurs haul
and parents get to do it all.
I was not the only young nurse to be acutely conscious of a heightened sex appeal when in uniform. Ironically, the draconian old sisters and matrons who rigidly enforced the uniform seemed to be unaware of the effect it had on the male sex.
The two oldest professions in the world - ruined by amateurs.
When healthcare is at its best, hospitals are four-star hotels, and nurses, personal butlers at the ready - at least, that's how many hospitals seem to interpret a government mandate.
Those who nurse secrets, nurse a chaotic world of amplified silence.
Congratulations Danny. You're now the legal equivalent of a male nurse.
I got my Bachelor's degree in nursing and worked nine years - even taught nursing in a college - before I stopped and said to myself, 'This is not who I am. I am not really a nurse inside. I'm a writer.'
We must aim for a zero-tolerance approach to hospital-acquired infections; we have to be clear about who's in charge at ward level, so there's proper accountability, and we need to reduce the reliance on agency nursing staff.
You are a member of the British royal family. We are never tired, and we all love hospitals.
I don't know. When I was born there was a nurse taking care of me."
"What's the matter? Couldn't the nurse take care of herself?" "Sure she could. I just found that out too late.
Physicians are many in title but very few in reality.
Great hospitals do two things. They look after patients, and they teach young doctors. We look after clients, and we teach young advertising people.
I was a nursemaid. And it was pretty boring.
It (nursing) comes more from care than study.
Ever tried to get sleep in a hospital? Ever wonder if anyone even taught them what care is? Some hospitals are great, but some sure aren't.
Live not only for today, but nurse a vision, live for the future
The doctors snap at the nurses, who snap at the patient care assistants, who snap at the cleaners, who snap at the patients who are too sick to respond. Those at the bottom of the heap have no choice but to be good. No one can doubt the virtue of the helpless.
[A]lways keep a-hold of Nurse For fear of finding something worse
Doctors and nurses seemed to have been born and raised in the hospital, with only short punctuations of absenteeism for such things as schooling and marriage.
Filming this drama made me realise how noble the nursing profession really is
from the selfless dedication to the care and love for patients. Let me take this opportunity to pay tribute to all the great nurses out there!
Patients know what patients want to know.
The more love and support your child receives, the richer his or her life becomes, and nurses can certainly add to the circle of love surrounding your child.
A nurse is to maintain the air within the room as fresh as the air without, without lowering the temperature.
Doctors treat diseases, but they also treat people, and this precondition of their professional existence sometimes pulls them in two directions at once.
the bright, clipped voice that all nurses seem to share, like it's part of their medical training.
After all we are merely the servants of the public, in spite of our M.D.'s and our hospital appointments.
I'm just a girl in a nurse's uniform, but that doesn't mean I know how to save these men, and they- they are men in uniforms, but that doesn't mean they know how to die.
Teachers and nurses get the best seats in Heaven.
-I was a doctor, remember?
-For plants. I was a nurse. For people.