Wednesday, May 02, 2012
This is an assignment for a class I am taking in graduate school. NO it is not an art class or a sewing class it is a course in nursing. We were assigned to do an aesthetic project based on a caring situation in our nursing practice. This is based on a patient I had many years ago who was told she could never be a nurse because of her injuries. I spoke to her at length about not accepting that diagnosis and to create her own future. Other nurses followed suit and a few years later, I was the speaker at her nursing pinning ceremony quite serendipitously! She became a critical care nurse and her injuries were not an issue. The piece is called Hope Rising and is based on the Emily Dickinson poem, Hope is the Thing with Feathers.