Entires with the tag 'Poem' in the Journal of Nursing

The Calling - A Poem

The Calling - A Poem

Poem about nursing

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If You Work in a Hospital

If You Work in a Hospital

I have been retired almost 3 years. Since retiring, I have been writing poetry instead of clinical records, reports, and contract proposals. Some of my poetry is about work. This poem reflects my experience working with nurses and doctors. I appreciate that poetry is not something you usually publish, however, like a photo, a poem is sometimes worth a thousand words. I think this poem is particularly relevant to the nurses who read your magazine, it has to do with bad days at work, and high expectations regarding patient outcomes.

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Quiet Servant

Quiet Servant

A poem dedicated to the service of community health nurses.

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Bearers of Light

Bearers of Light

A poem about nurses. The bearers of light in the darkness of patients' lives.

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IS THERE CARE IN HEALTH CARE 

IS THERE CARE IN HEALTH CARE 

I wrote this poem after going out one day to assist a mother with her 22 year old son who had a traumatic brain injury in a 4-wheeler accident. He had a trach, feeding tube, foley cath and skin breakdown from being in a long term care facility for 2 months. The insurance company allowed me three visits to teach the mother how to care for her son.

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I AM DEDICATING THIS POEM TO ALL THE NURSES 

I AM DEDICATING THIS POEM TO ALL THE NURSES 

I WAS MERELY TWENTY SOMETHING, WHEN I STARTED MY CAREER. NURSING WAS MY DREAM AND NOW IT IS MY FEAR

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