Popular culture makes it easy to forget the importance of nurses.
Reality reminds us of their value – maybe too frequently during this pandemic. In our medical system, it is the nurses and other aids who we see regularly. These dedicated servants aren’t in the background of our lives. Their visors, masks, scrubs are right up-front bringing comfort to people who are sick and in pain.
Foreground of Treatment
Nurses are the comforting eyes, the held hand, the smile, and knowing nod. In prolonged care situations, we see the nurses frequently. Their regular checks and attention are key to managing our recovery.
Between brief visits from a doctor, it is the nurse and other staff that consistently guides us back to health.
Often extended and overworked in the best of times, our city’s nurses are the lifeblood of our community’s health. They nourish our being and manage our care during our most vulnerable times. We survive because of them.
Thank a Nurse
They may reject the label of hero; instead suggesting that it’s just their job, but we all know now more than ever, nursing is more than a job. It is a vocation and a chosen life of service towards health.
With a perspective fueled through treating us at our worst, the nurse is frequently outwardly joyful, even while internally addressing emotional scars from tense moments. Even as they refuse the label of hero, we know that their care and service is beyond measure.
The CNA, LPN, RN, and APRN all contribute to our health through their dedication to compassion, care, and health. These professionals blend science, art, emotion, and managerial skills in heroic fashion.
On this National Nurses Day, during National Nurses Month, and during Washington State’s Nurses Month thank a nurse, and thank another, and another. We will get through this thanks to them and in part of all of our dedication to flattening the curve.
Always Together. We R Tacoma.
About Tacoma Defiance
Tacoma Defiance is the USL Championship affiliate of reigning MLS Cup Champion Seattle Sounders FC. You can follow The Future of Champions on Twitter (@TACDefiance), Facebook, and Instagram (@tacdefiance). We are #DefiantlyTacoma.
About the Tacoma Rainiers
The Tacoma Rainiers are the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. Tacoma has been a member of the Pacific Coast League since Cheney Stadium opened in 1960, and has been a Mariners affiliate since establishing the Rainiers moniker in 1995.
The most up-to-date news and notes about the Tacoma Rainiers and Cheney Stadium can be found at WeRTacoma.com, or by following the Rainiers on Twitter (@RainiersLand), Instagram (@tacomarainiers) and liking the team on Facebook.
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More information on social distancing and how to prevent the spread of Covid-19 can be found at Tacoma-Pierce County Health. The most up-to-date information on how COVID-19 is affecting events at Cheney Stadium can be found here.