Never be afraid to share your heart with your patients

“The patient was trembling as she told me she was 20 weeks pregnant and her water had broken while flying across the country. She was 3,000 miles from home, scared, and alone. I assured her she was at one of the best obstetric and neonatal facilities in the country. She lost the baby that day but later told me, ‘You are doing what you are meant to do with your life.’ Often compassion and sharing your heart are just what a patient needs. Never be afraid to share your heart with your patients. You may be the only person they have at that moment in time.” ~Lynn Visser, RN from: A Daybook for Beginning Nurses