We want to conclude this reflective guide with the single most important thing we learned from nurses in our studies -- IT'S ALL ABOUT COMPASSION.
Whether nurses agreed or disagreed with this end of life option, they were unanimous in their commitment to compassionate care for those who were suffering.
TAKE A MOMENT TO THINK ABOUT THOSE WHOM YOU HAVE CARED FOR, OR WILL CARE FOR, WHO ARE SUFFERING.
Find that touchpoint within yourself, remember why you chose nursing and the difference you can make in the sufferings of those in your care. Come back to this touchpoint to re-affirm that commitment on a regular basis.