Nurses Quotes

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Jodi Picoult
“An oncology ward is a battlefield, and there are definite hierarchies of command. The patients, they're the ones doing the tour of duty. The doctors breeze in and out like conquering heroes, but they need to read your child's chart to remember where they've left off from the previous visit. It is the nurses who are the seasoned sergeants -- the ones who are there when your baby is shaking with such a high fever she needs to be bathed in ice, the ones who can teach you how to flush a central venous catheter, or suggest which patient floor might still have Popsicles left to be stolen, or tell you which dry cleaners know how to remove the stains of blood and chemotherapies from clothing. The nurses know the name of your daughter's stuffed walrus and show her how to make tissue paper flowers to twine around her IV stand. The doctors may be mapping out the war games, but it is the nurses who make the conflict bearable.”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

Jodi Picoult
“The nurses, I have already learned, are the ones who give us the answers we’re desperate for. Unlike the doctors, who fidget like they need to be somewhere else, the nurses patiently answer us as if we are the first set of parents to ever have this kind of meeting with them, instead of the thousandth.”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

Jodi Picoult
“Doctors put a wall up between themselves and their patients; nurses broke it down.”
Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes

Terry Pratchett
“Sister Mary was a nurse and nurses, whatever their creed, are primarily nurses, which had a lot to do with wearing your watch upside down, keeping calm in emergencies, and dying for a cup of tea.”
Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

Israelmore Ayivor
“I have noticed over the past three years that most African Christians depend on their pastor or preachers for directions in life than their lecturers, politicians and nurses. That tells why most people refuse certain medical priorities with regards to their pastor's messages. I think if every pastor should have entrepreneurial knowledge coupled with spiritual integrity, Africa will shake!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Christie Watson
“We will meet people on the way: patients, relatives and staff - people you may recognize already. Because we are all nursed at some point in our lives. We are all nurses.”
Christie Watson, The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story

Scott Snyder
“-I was a doctor, remember?
-For plants. I was a nurse. For people.”
Scott Snyder, Swamp Thing, Volume 1: Raise Them Bones

Israelmore Ayivor
“I was taught that the most hardworking nurse is found at the dirtiest part of the clinical ward.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

Noel Marie Fletcher
“Her unique observations are about how the war
impacted people—from the thrill-seekers going to battlefields for fun, to the nurses working among the wounded in darkness, and London society women venturing into foreign lands to work near dangerous enemy lines.”
Noel Marie Fletcher, The Strange Side of War: A Woman's WWI Diary

Steven Magee
“COVID-19 may cause a shortage of doctors and nurses due to students not wanting to enter the biologically hazardous profession.”
Steven Magee

Roberta Pearce
“When just a kid, moved back to Canada and looking for a taste of England, I’d picked up a book of my Gram’s, a dog-eared romance from the ’sixties about English hospital ‘sisters’ trying to get it on with the doctors, and thought it very shocking behaviour for nuns.”
Roberta Pearce, Famous Penultimate Words

“Well, it’s not swollen,” he stated, rewrapping the bandage, “or bleeding or leaking, so I think it’s okay.”
“I know. I’m training to be a nurse,” I replied. “Thanks though.”
“Explains the curiosity and attitude.”
“What?” I snapped.
“I’m a trainee paramedic.”
“Oh.” I looked away, chewing my lower lip. “Right.”
“There’s a sense of rivalry between Emergency Medical Technicians, paramedics, and nurses—I don’t know the reason behind it.”
“I know.”
Shaye Evans, Rescued

Mark Bibbins
“How many thousands
of stories like yours
have been told
and forgotten how many
stories of lovingly durable nurses
of hospital sheets of IV tubes
dripping saline and morphine
How many stories of drugs
that would haul you
along in their wake for a while
but finally
let you sink”
Mark Bibbins, 13th Balloon

Joshua Whitehead
“The nurses were busybodies, I could hear them scurrying about in the rooms adjacent to ours. They were telling jokes and laughing. Their happiness pissed me off. Stop fucking laughing, I thought, my kokum's lying here dead...She wrote up a report and closed my kokum's eyes, then walked out of the room and summoned a doctor. In the room beside us, another nurse was still laughing. Sometimes I don't like how life goes on. And sometimes I don't think it should.”
Joshua Whitehead, Jonny Appleseed

Mary Ann D'Alto
“We're strong for each other ! It's what women do!" said Zelda to Pearl
"He Counts Their Tears" by Mary Ann D'Alto”
Mary Ann D'Alto

Steven Magee
“As more medical professionals get smart meter sickness, the utility and government smart meter cover-up just gets so much harder for the vested corporate interests!”
Steven Magee

“Precisely because she had tended and pitied, the desolation is hers as well.”
Richard Selzer, Letters to a Young Doctor

Atul Gawande
“Our responsibility, in medicine, is to deal with human beings as they are. People die only once. They have no experience to draw on. They need doctors and nurses who are willing to have the hard discussions and say what they have seen, who will help people prepare for what is to come--and escape a warehoused oblivion that few really want.”
Atul Gawande, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Djuna Barnes
“The only people who really know anything about medical science are the nurses, and they never tell; they'd get slapped if they did. But the great doctor, he's a divine idiot and a wise man.”
Djuna Barnes, Nightwood

Steven Magee
“Doctors and nurses typically work in very high radiation environments and I would not expect them to have robust immune systems.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“The fatalities of the COVID-19 pandemic are expected to lead to shortages of doctors and nurses.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Doctors and nurses are brave souls during a pandemic.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“During COVID-19, many doctors and nurses saw more people die than in their entire careers.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“It is important that nurses and doctors know that failing to use legally required health and safety protocols with COVID-19 patients may invalidate their disability and life insurance policies.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“It is important that doctors and nurses understand that willfully using non-sterile personal protective equipment (PPE) may be used to deny their COVID-19 Workers Compensation claim.”
Steven Magee

Amit Kalantri
“What angels are to the sad, nurses are to the sick.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Steven Magee
“Doctors and nurses are among the most irradiated professions.”
Steven Magee

Abhijit Naskar
“Erase the soldiers and you'll give power to terror - erase the teachers and you'll give power to ignorance - erase the doctors and you'll give power sickness - erase the scientists and you'll give power to regress.”
Abhijit Naskar, Sleepless for Society

Roland Topor
“He considered both doctors and nurses as monsters of insensitivity, in spite of the fact that he admired their devotion to duty.”
Roland Topor, The Tenant

Eric Overby
“Surgical Talk

As we look at the insides of humans,
We find the inside of ourselves
And each other.
What lies beneath us?
What do we believe
About the world and our place in it?
We cut down layer upon layer
And dissect the inner life.”
Eric Overby, Legacy

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