Happy National Nurses Week from RN Cancer Guides
We are nurses. We are the ones on the frontline listening, caring and tending to the sick and their families. There are days when our jobs are hard and there are days when they are even harder. But we share a spirit that is indomitable and respect our patients with full hearts and a commitment to compassion.
We are advocates. We offer a layer of support between physicians and their patients, actively working to anticipate needs and ensure that all efforts to care and to heal are concerted ones, focused on a speedy recovery or a dignified transition from this life to the next.
We are grateful. We’ve met so many dedicated men and women over the years and have had the privilege of working with them side by side. To all of you, this week is about remembering us, and remembering one another.
We are a team. At RN Cancer Guides ours is a specialized service based on a circle of support devoted to managing every aspect of any cancer treatment. We stand together as nurses and behind families so they will consistently feel the safe assurance that someone knowledgeable and empathetic is in their corner. Although they may be at their worst, they will get nothing but our best.
We are proud. We observe this week each year beginning on May 6th and ending on May 12th which is Florence Nightingale’s birthday. As the woman we honor as the founder of modern nursing, she set a standard to which we continue to aspire.
Happy Nurses Week to each of you.