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Nurses: Strength, Commitment, Compassion
By: Gianna Marla B. Recamara

“Take charge of your health. If you don’t nobody else will”. These are the unforgotten words my mother had instilled in my young mind during my younger days! I didn’t realized the effect of those not till I entered in the medical profession! That’s because in this brave new world of managed care, keeping qualified nurses and achieving safe nurse staffing, often takes precedence over providing quality patient care. Ironically, while the science of nursing has flourished in recent years, nurse-patient communication has suffered under managed care. More often than not, institution may place strict limits on the amount of time a nurse spends with each patient due to shortage of nurses. To get good care, you need to make every minute count.

May 12 marks annually as the National Nurses’ Day, to honor and give respect to the founder of modern nursing, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. She serves as a guiding light to us, nurses to be able to deliver that optimum quality patient care we all want to achieve in our field of profession. Our society needs a compassionate, committed and nurses having the strength to care, nurture and nurse patients in times of crisis, calamity and catastrophe! Take for instance the globally known disasters, the 9/11 attack and hurricane Katrina both in the United States of America, who were there to lend a hand and be readily available to care? Nurses right? Nurses play a very vital role in every society’s health care system. Thus, this year’s theme; “Nurses: Strength, Commitment, Compassion” exemplifies what it connotes to be a Registered Nurse today and for the near future. Today’s nurses must stay committed to Florence Nightingale’s pledge, of which, we have vowed to remain forever faithful and loyal all the days of our lives! We aim for excellency in delivering care! And in order to keep abreast with the latest trends in the nursing world, we have to get...