[Trending Now] Nurse Buys Grocery Wearing Her Scrubs, Gets Belittled For Being 'Just a Nurse', Her Response Deserves a Slow Clap!
When it comes to saving life, doctors are the ones who get all the credits and recognition. They are the one who spent years in studying t...
When it comes to saving life, doctors are the ones who get all the credits and recognition. They are the one who spent years in studying their field of medicine and of course, the ones with the highest salary.
But how about those who support them in their works? Those nurses and EMTs? They are doing the same thing-saving life of other people, together with the act of comforting and mending other individuals whether physically or emotionally. But the sad thing is that some people underestimate their job without knowing their sacrifices just to help those who are dying or in hurt.
A nurse named Caitlin Brassington faced this discrimination when she met an acquaintance at the grocery store. She was wearing her nurse uniform when a woman seems to be surprised of Caitlin's, appearing to belittle Brassington's work.
Well, it was not the fact that shocked the nurse but it is how the woman emphasized that she's 'just' a nurse, saying like her job has no importance in the society and the medical industry.
That's the reason why she decided to share her story and fire back through social media through listing all the sacrifices that every nurse all over the world is doing.
Here is how she qoute her feelings with her profession being 'just a nurse':
“‘Just a Nurse’. I am just home from a busy shift, looking very ordinary in my scrubs. On the way home today I stopped at the shop for milk and saw an acquaintance. She has never seen me in uniform and said that she didn’t [realize] I was ‘just a nurse’.
“Wow! Over my 18 year career I have heard this phrase many, many times, but today it got to me. Am I just a nurse?”
“I have helped babies into the world, many of whom needed assistance to take their first breath, and yet I am just a nurse.
“I have held patients hands and ensured their dignity while they take their last breath, and yet I am just a nurse.”
“I have grieving parents after the loss of a child, and yet I am just a nurse.
“I have performed CPR on patients and brought them back to life, and yet I am just a nurse.
“I am the medical officers eyes, ears and hands with the ability to assess, treat and manage your illness, and yet I am just a nurse.”
“I can every lung field on a newborn and assess which field may have a decreased air entry, and yet I am just a nurse.
“I can educate patients, carers, and junior nurses, and yet I am just a nurse.
“I am my patients advocate in a health system that does not always put my patients best interest first, and yet I am just a nurse.”
“I will miss Christmas Days, my children’s birthdays, and school musicals to come to work to care for your loved one, and yet I am just a nurse.
“I can take blood, cannulate and suture a wound, and yet I am just a nurse. I can manage a cardiac arrest in a newborn, a child or an adult, and yet I am just a nurse. I can tell you the dosage of adrenaline or amiodarone based on weight that your child may need to bring them back to life, and yet I am just a nurse.
“I have the experience and knowledge that has saved people’s lives.
“So, if I am just a nurse, then I am ridiculously proud to be one!”