Firstly, I want to help people. When you are in a hospital, there is never enough emotional warmth, partaking, tender words. Nurse spend much more time with patients than the doctor, and she may create comfortable atmosphere for the patient.
Second, it will be very useful in my life. When I will have family and children, I will be able to provide them the basic medical care. I will be qualified enough to care for my parents – they will become old too soon.
In general, all people on the Earth need doctors and other professionals who are responsible for our life.
Spiritual, emotional culture, the ability to perceive emotions of neighbor, a high responsibility, a sincere understanding of their duty to other people, awareness of the fact that only you should help a sick person to become healthy – that’s the moral parameters every nurse should have to be a professional.
Earlier, nurse was thought to be a doctor assistant, but now is a competent professional, performing clearly designed functions for nursing the patient. Outside doctors’ offices, nurses give most of the time and attention to patients, preparing them to receive a doctor’s help or get the prescribed treatment. The effectiveness of general practitioners much depends on the skills and the proper organization of nurse’s work, their quickness and human qualities – honesty, accuracy, warm-heartedness.
Nurse also plays a psychotherapeutic role, wherever she works. Not by chance, the first nurses at the very beginning were called “sisters of mercy,” as they took care not only of the body but also of the soul.
To implement it, the nurse must be prepared to empathize, must show kindness, responsiveness, participation. But in some cases, good human qualities are not enough. To use them professionally, and thus with a high degree of reliability, it is necessary to assimilate certain elements of medical psychology and psychotherapy.
It must be admitted that the profession of nursing is especially demanded. Because of widespread shortage of nursing staff, the nurses are often forced to work over 14 hours a day, being in constant motion, and often have no time on a normal dinner.
The work of nurse also has labor consequences – syndrome of emotional deficiency and burnout. Big responsibility, constant tension and communication with severe patients affect on moral and physical health of nurses.