Feeling Human Again
"Answering the question 'Why does the world need nurses' is not difficult for me, and I suspect, would not be for most patients. The nurses restored a sense of wellbeing to me at a time when I was particularly vulnerable. They were a constant professional presence day and night ant a period of my life when I was scared and helpless..."
This important chapter centres around a personal anecdote and thus provides a patient's perspective as to why nurses are so needed. Every patient's story is different - not least because they each have different injuries; attend different health care facilities; and have different rehabilitation needs. Despite this, Carole S Frankling promotes a resounding, unifying aspect of the nursing experience - the caring experience. Her professionalism in writing complements the touching subject matter of her chapter, restoring in the reader a sense of compassion and humanity.