My host hospital showed us this video from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio today… If you haven’t seen it, please take four minutes to watch.
It’s a brilliant reminder that, on a daily basis, people lives shift and change as do their joys and burdens. Whenever we encounter another, we see them through the lens of what is happening in our lives, through our “bubble.” What if we took into account what other people are struggling with, or moving through? As nursing students, I think that many of us are drawn to nursing because of our deep care and concern for what others are going through and how their life events impact physical and emotional health, but I thought that this video really drove that point home.
I hope that you will watch and consider how much influence our care, ability to listen, to communicate therapeutically, and our empathy impact our patients, their families, our coworkers and our own perception of life.
“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?”