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Nurses’ Connections April 7, 2013

Posted by mariemanthey in Thought for today, Values.

Similarities and differences…….nurses tend to magnify superficial differences (age, education) and gloss over the important shared value of the privilege of being a healer.


1. Mariah Edgington - April 7, 2013

Dear Marie,
Your post is very timely. I’m launching a grass-roots campaign to bring touch back to our patients. Many years ago while living on the island of Kauai I became a healing touch provider. Though I now practice at The Ross Heart Hospital in Columbus Ohio, the island mana left me forever yearning to give my patients more than what fast paced acute care nursing allows us to offer.
Friday my director gave me the go ahead to start a transdisciplinary Ross Integrative Therapies workgroup to encourage self-care among the staff and educate people in complementary modalities. I’m thrilled with the support and encouragement of my managers and administration.
My belief is we must heal ourselves, to kindle a fire within, so we may share the warmth of compassion, empathy and healing with all.
Thank you for connecting with me at such an important juncture and if you have the time, your input and suggestions would be invaluable to me and to our new group.
Wishing you health & wellness,

2. Jenna - April 14, 2013

Hi, always i used to check website posts here in the early hours in the morning, since
i like to find out more and more.

3. Santiago Blanco, RN, CNOR - June 18, 2013

Twenty two years ago almost weekly some nurse, tech or doctor would say ‘ you gotta stop putting yourself second. Or you havta stop being so nice, why are you always smiling?’ My answer because I can, I feel empathy for those in pain, I feel joy knowing I can bring them relief and comfort. Just holding a hand or sharing a moment tells those patients that they are loved. Just as all of our friends brothers and sisters shuld be. try it -you’ll feel better for it. Twenty two years later I marvel at the magnet status of some institutions and wonder about the ones that don’t care or say it doesn’t matter. It matters. god bless you.

mariemanthey - June 24, 2013

You always knew what is important …..in nursing and in the world. Thanks for sharing.

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