Anyone hearing a true nursing story will not want to believe it. The level of vulnerability, dependence, and fear experienced by patients in the hospital remains far outside the realm of normal, everyday life, and none of us want to imagine ourselves in that position. But people find themselves there, regardless, and they find nurses there, too.
This quote is from Theresa Brown's book Critical Care. I read the book last night and found it a curious mix of incredibly poignant passages like this one that resonated to my core and of her normal doctor-bashing. I remain a loyal fan of hers because she sets vital precedents for nurse writers and bloggers, but the woman seems to really hate doctors. But I digress. I just meant to post that quote because…well, exactly that.