My position in Hematology/Oncology allows me to observe the kindness of nurses, medical and administrative staff given to patients daily. It’s a perfect blend of professionalism and compassion delivered with a kind smile. There’s an understanding that the patient may be worried, confused and stressed. They listen attentively and help them through, what can be, a very difficult journey. Each patient has a story and the needs of each patient are treated individually. Although I work closely with my nurse compadres, the entire team (all staff) is essential when dealing with these complicated medical conditions.
It’s an honor to work with such a special group of people that continually display a great respect for the patients as well as for each other. Not only do they have warm greetings for the patients as they arrive, there’s always a warm greeting for me too.