In today’s rapidly changing health care environment, the pressure and chaos that goes with it can cause nurses and other health care professionals to lose sight of the calling written on their hearts. What calling? You know the one — the persistent call to heal others by sharing knowledge, expertise, and personal talents with those suffering from physical and mental conditions.
Some time ago, a dear and close friend, Lisa Buben, asked me to contribute to the blog associated with Fancy Scrubs, an innovative health care attire business owned by her husband and business partner, Ken. I promptly agreed, but just as promptly forgot about my commitment amid a sudden flurry of new work, editors, and the ever-present feature story deadlines (deadlines that another friend of mine always warns me against flouting).
Recently, she gently (as is her way) reminded me of my promise. My inspiration for the post came upon me suddenly, during the Superbowl® game. The creative mind waits for no game, no team, and no one. I wrote it during the first half and proofed it during the second half of the Patriots’ disappointing display of un-fresh, un-fit, un-fierce ball playing.
Attention nurses, doctors, orderlies, and hospital administration staff! If you’ve lost that fresh, fit, and fierce way about you when you walk the halls of the hospital, get it back or go home. Read my fierce post here.