Each year from May 6th to May 12th, we celebrate National Nurses Week. And during the Coronavirus pandemic, the importance of these professionals has become even more apparent! Join BOS Medical in applauding their contributions with these encouraging words.
A Few Thoughts for Nurses Week…
“As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the mind, soul, heart, and body of our patients, their families, and ourselves. They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”
~ Maya Angelou
American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou never worked as a healthcare professional. However, growing up as the daughter of a nurse, she had a deep understanding of the responsibility of caring for and healing others. She recognized that nurses don’t simply attend to their patient’s physical wellbeing; they touch people’s souls.
“Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.”
~ Dag Hammarskjöld
Swedish diplomat and economist Dag Hammarskjöld gives us this gentle reminder. Of course, doctors are vital, but we tend to overlook the critical role nurses play. The ongoing medical care they provide is an essential part of the healing process.
“When you’re a nurse you know that every day you will touch a life, or a life will touch yours.”
Many people pursue nursing because they want to help others, but nursing is a two-way street. Sometimes nurses inspire their patients, and sometimes their patients inspire them. This is a profession where you learn invaluable lessons every day.
“Nurses are always there, you care for us from the earliest years. You look after us in our happiest and saddest times. And for many, you look after us and our families at the end of our lives. Your dedication and professionalism are awe-inspiring.”
~ Duchess Kate Middleton
The Duchess of Cambridge emphasizes the span of nurses’ influence. Most of us are held by a nurse on the day we are born, and many of us will be with a nurse when we die. Their impact touches on some of the most important moments of our lives.
“Save one person, you’re a hero. Save hundreds, you’re a nurse.”
The heroic actions of nurses cannot be overlooked during the COVID-19 crisis. Millions of nurses served millions of patients in doctor’s offices, hospitals, and ERs throughout the pandemic. They put their own lives at risk and often endured conditions in which they were severely overworked and understaffed. We cannot do enough to honor these individuals who saw us all through a trying time.
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