Caring moment

Co-workers, patients, their families, their friends and so on. In February,those relationships collided. Working on a TCU unit we had a large turnover in staff. For me it was great opportunity to meet many nurses:

Caring moment

Co-workers, patients, their families, their friends and so on. In February,those relationships collided. Working on a TCU unit we had a large turnover in staff. For me it was great opportunity to meet many nurses: Some traveling, some just getting experience and others, like myself, enjoyed working on a Transitional Care Unit.

Caring moment

In Septembera new nurse arrived-Ann-a fairly new graduate. She had worked at a local smaller hospital so this was an adjustment for her. I was more than willing to help make the transition pleasant.

I discovered she lived in my town, and we shared some common interests. We started taking occasional walks on the beach, lunch dates, carpooling to work and always sharing stories about our kids.

I always felt as if there was some connection between us. Her dream in nursing was to work on an OB unit. Not long after she came to us, she was given that opportunity and left to follow her dream job.

Shortly after, my unit merged with the Comprehensive Rehab Unit. After those changes occurred, our schedules were not conducive to sharing time with each other.

We still kept in touch. On February 12, I was making my local supermarket run and usually passed her house en route. It was early evening and I noticed her house was dark, which was unusually for a home with 3 teenagers.

I returned home, and spoke to my husband about it. I made a phone call to her house, and left a message on the answering machine. I started to call mutual friends and no one knew of anything unusual. Again I called and left a message.

Two days later at I can still hear her on the line. Her older son John had a terrible accident and she was apologizing for not calling sooner.

They were in the hospital in Gainesville. The long-term prognosis did not look good. He had a serious brain injury. His injuries would require long term therapy, and being three hours from the family was not an option.

I talked to her about transferring him to our facility for rehab. They had considered the move but were not sure how to go about it. I asked her permission to help, and with that, set the wheels in motion, making phone calls to case managers, and spoke to our medical director.

On February 18, he was transferred to CRU. I arrived to work on Monday. It would be the first time I would see Ann since the accident. We hugged and cried. I knew at that point I was gong to get John and his family through this.

In two and a half week he made amazing progress with the support of his family, friend, and the rehab staff of CRU.

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I am thankful every day for the wonderful recovery John made and my relationship with Ann as a nurse and a friend. I used to be a float nurse and have now been based on MBU for a year and a half. I am bilingual in Spanish but not what I consider fluent.The dynamic of transpersonal caring (healing) within a caring moment is manifest in a field of consciousness.

The transpersonal dimensions of a caring moment are affected by the nurse’s consciousness in the caring moment, which in turn affects the field of the whole.

Caring moment

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A caring moment involves an action and choice by both the nurse and the other. The moment o f coming together presents them the opportunity to decide how to be in the moment and in the relationship as well as what to do with and during the moment.

If the caring moment is transpersonal, each feels a connection with the other at the spirit level, thus it transcends time and space, opening up new. Caring Moment.

Topics: Nursing, Nursing theory, Nursing practice Pages: 4 ( words) Published: March 27, Through time the needs to be a nurse and the definition of nursing has changed slightly through time.

The one characteristic that seems to be consistent through time is a nurse should be caring. Rather than my story, I would like to share with you a story of a caring moment in the nursing career of my colleague, Eric Minkin, RN. First I want to introduce you to Eric, so you can fully appreciate what he did for his patient.

A caring moment involves an action and choice by both the nurse and the other. The moment o f coming together presents them the opportunity to decide how to be in the moment and in the relationship as well as what to do with and during the moment.

If the caring moment is transpersonal, each feels a connection with the other at the spirit level, thus it transcends time and space, opening up new.

Nurses Share Stories of Caring Moments