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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149332
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Penlight
Abstract:
Penlight
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Fitch, Julie
P.I. Institution Name:Medical College of Virginia Hospitals
This poem is about how I feel when I try as a nurse to distance myself from the feelings of my patient’s and their families. I want to spend time comforting patients and family members. However, due to the nursing shortage and decreased inpatient lengths of stay, there is less time to care in that way. I sometimes avoid eye contact with patients and families, so I will not know that they need more of my time, more care. I want to avoid feeling guilty. I have not been able to escape that feeling because I know the difference it makes to care for patients and families in a holistic way. I went to nursing school to care for people in their hour of need. When I give less than that, I feel frustrated. I know the profession does too. It helps me to know how I feel and to share these feelings with others. Realizing that other nurses and health care professionals feel the same way, enables us to work together and deliver care as a team. So I am not doing it all myself. That is OK, as long as the patient gets what he/she needs. But deep down I still want to do it all.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePenlighten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149332-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Penlight</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Fitch, Julie</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Medical College of Virginia Hospitals</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">fitchja@aol.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This poem is about how I feel when I try as a nurse to distance myself from the feelings of my patient&rsquo;s and their families. I want to spend time comforting patients and family members. However, due to the nursing shortage and decreased inpatient lengths of stay, there is less time to care in that way. I sometimes avoid eye contact with patients and families, so I will not know that they need more of my time, more care. I want to avoid feeling guilty. I have not been able to escape that feeling because I know the difference it makes to care for patients and families in a holistic way. I went to nursing school to care for people in their hour of need. When I give less than that, I feel frustrated. I know the profession does too. It helps me to know how I feel and to share these feelings with others. Realizing that other nurses and health care professionals feel the same way, enables us to work together and deliver care as a team. So I am not doing it all myself. That is OK, as long as the patient gets what he/she needs. But deep down I still want to do it all.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:00:19Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:00:19Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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