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Be the ‘change’ you want to see in this world ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Change is the law of nature. What is today shall be different from what it would be yesterday or tomorrow. When this ‘change’ happens on its own we see it as an opportunity. When ‘change’ hits us unexpectedly we can also consider it as an opportunity to improve what needs improvement & growth and ‘change’ what needs to be changed. 

Their endless efforts and selfless serving & caring attitude with a behavior of accepting the challenges with much more maturity as well as a prompt action is only found in media & papers rather than the actual scene from the clinical side.

Our nurses were deemed heroes and angels during this pandemic. Their endless efforts and selfless serving & caring attitude with a behavior of accepting the challenges with much more maturity as well as a prompt action is only found in media & papers rather than the actual scene from the clinical side. People frequently use the word -Angel to express gratitude to nurses.

However, the public is still unaware of the nurse’s journey, which begins with her continuous preparation to become a well-qualified nurse. By the great investment of their time & hard work, they achieve their expertise with great endeavor and commitment.  A nurse is that person whose expertise lies in the basic program of nursing and they are certified by the medical council to practice nursing in their country. 

The recognition that nurses should get is often hampered by their attitude that they are just a nurse. Additionally, there is a lack of public awareness about their role in healthcare, which needs to be made visible and explicit in the near future. The noble profession of nurses enriches them with etiquettes and develops the qualities of integrity, compassion and competence with which they can work confidently in any scenario. The COVID-19 pandemic has strengthened the discussions and people have started recognizing the effort of a Nurse with an evident public support. This will eventually break the stereotype against the nursing profession.

Numerous countries give a round of applause and send cards to express their gratitude. According to WHO, nurses are not only doctors’ assistants, but separate health professionals with their own policies and protocols. As a result of this kind of initiation, nurses may be able to distinguish the scope and boundary of the nursing profession and become independent practitioners in many areas. In day-to-day life, nurses began looking for opportunities in the media where they get highlighted for their skill, knowledge, and compassion alongwith a chance to reframe their own views about their careers. Pandemic has opened the doors of nursing knowledge, experience, and advice. The basic care and survival of patients with COVID-19 depends on practice and performance.

Even with the mental agony of seeing a huge number of patients suffering and dying in front of them, nurses overcome the situation and continue with the same care without fail.

Even with the mental agony of seeing a huge number of patients suffering and dying in front of them, nurses overcome the situation and continue with the same care without fail. This act of mental agility and strength makes this profession so endearing and thought provoking. Nurses themselves need rest and mental peace so it is important to balance the support among all the health care professionals. Ability to plan around professional commitments is the key strategy to nurse’s professional life balance. After overcoming this emergency, it could be both achievable and life-changing for many nurses around the world.

Even after COVID-19, nurses will continue to play a prominent role. Their expertise in handling crises is both legitimate and has influenced the public with a powerful voice for a better future for health care. In times of pandemics, nurses must adhere to protocols and standards that protect their professional obligations and ethics, and ensure that equity and fairness are maintained for all concerned. The government and private sectors need to plan now for a future where there are adequate nurses, all nursing positions are filled, and the nursing workforce is well-paid, and highly respected for the important services they are providing and being an important part of nurses’ lives.

Composed by: “Chandni Bhilwara works as Nurse Educator at Fortis Escort Heart Institute, New Delhi. Has received certification from various national and international institutes.”

InnoHEALTH magazine digital team

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