Patient Talk

A collaboration of thoughts and emotions from a bedside nurse

  • Introduction

    November 29, 2019 by

    Hello! My name is Shania and I am a nurse at a rural hospital in Tennessee. I have been a medical-surgical nurse for three years and have learned and experienced many blessings and tragedies during my first two years at the bedside. Patient Talk is my public place to voice my emotions after a 12-hour… Read more

  • A Glass Half Full

    February 16, 2021 by

    “For what you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing: it also depends on what sort of person you are.” ― C.S. Lewis I sit here alone with my two dogs on a snowy afternoon. My alone time often brings on my anxiety as my mind is able to wander. I am… Read more

  • A Passionate Purpose

    February 9, 2021 by

    “If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.” —Bishop T.D. Jakes Wasted time is my biggest fear. Time only moves forward and you cannot get it back. So many people simply settle for the ordinary, go the safe or easy route, and… Read more

  • It is okay to be selfish

    January 25, 2021 by

    “If you feel ‘burnout’ setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself.”- Dalai Lama “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” – Maya Angelou “For the whole law… Read more

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