Perceptions of Nursing and Midwifery

5 words to describe nurses by Lynsay Ward

5 words that describe nursing...
In the current climate I am sure that there are many negative words that could be used but I am going to keep away from them.

1. Decision Makers- Nurses are often required to make important and sometimes life or death decisions and need to be able to decide what is most important from the list of tasks all day every day.

2. Educators - Whether it is a student, another member of staff or a patient we are always educating others, this can be through health education or as simply as leading by example.

3. Advocates - We advocate for each and every one of our patients daily.

4. Learners - We are constantly learning, updating our practice and using the evidence base to improve patient care.

And lastly
5. Human - We are still human, we get things wrong, we don't understand, we get tired and burnt out so need to make sure that while we care for others we also care for ourselves.

Lynsay x

What inspired you to write this blog?

The Transforming Perceptions of Nursing and Midwifery 30 Day Challenge

 

What is your role?

Community Nurse, Edinburgh Napier & QMU graduate, RCN Lothian NQN branch exec.

 

What are your nursing and/or midwifery qualifications?

Community Nurse, Edinburgh Napier & QMU graduate, RCN Lothian NQN branch exec.

 

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