I woke up thinking this morning about what the difference was between nurses and soldiers. Aside from the obvious enemy shells and mortars, we also face death and disease daily and have to overcome our own reaction to how fragile life is. There is disease as deadly as grenades, and we’re faced with our own impotence daily.
But soldiers are comrades, they team, they cover each other’s backs. Unfortunately, we as nurses haven’t learned to do that yet. It makes me sad, but aside from that, it also disempowers us more than we know. Have any of you as nurses had a different experience?