The Delp Details

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

What have you been learning from YOUR job?

Well, I admit that I learn new things in my job everyday. I learn new things about how to save lives. What can I say, I'm a nurse. But, more importantly, I learn more about people each day-good, bad, and well ugly.

-THere are some VERY...interesting people in the world. Some that make you smile
Some that make you question things, and some that well, challenge you.

-The old saying that "bad things happen to good people" is really true. It's been
One of the biggest challenges I faced working in the ER and Pediatrics. It's
to see bad things happen to anyone, but it seems that a lot of times really bad
things happen to really good people. It's hard for anyone to see, but hard to
reason through it when I know that my God is in charge of all that happens. It
has made for many interesting and late night chats with Joel and I.

-THe outcomes of a lot of challenging situations are all in how I react to them. A
recent song that I have been listening to is "Hallelujah" by Bethany Dillon. I
have been trying to download it to the area in the margin to the right. But I
have listened to it every day before I go to work. It says:Hallelujah, Hallelujah, whatever's in front of me, I'll CHOOSE to sing Hallelujah". Not always
an easy thing to do.

-People notice a lot more than you think they do.

-I need Jesus hand in everything I do-especially my job.

-I meet people at their most vulnerable time a lot of times, what I do with that
responsibility is really important and needs to be taken seriously.

-It's a fine balance between compassion and being too involved. Some people are able to callous themselves to "do the job", I can't do that, but I am finding it hard sometimes to not become jaded with all the different kinds of people I meet. I don't ever want to become jaded becauase to me this is more than a job, it is what I am called by Jesus to do.

SO, what have you learning from YOUR job. Whether nurse, housewife, teacher, etc. what have you learned?


Robin said...

I've learned that when you say "Turn and cough" you should really say "Turn your HEAD and cough," otherwise some might just turn around and cough.

I've also learned when asking about smoking, don't assume they're talking about cigarettes.

A little bit of laughter can really diffuse a patient's tension about being in front of you in a little paper gown.

My career is not the sum of who I am. Even on bad days, I can celebrate that I am a blessed child of God.

Amy said...

Thanks Kim - I have been struggling with my job but don't feel like it is an appropriate thing to blog about. It hadn't crossed my mind that possibly God is wanting me to learn something. Maybe not - but I will sure give it some thought and prayer.

Amy said...

OK, so I stay at home. But I've learned that it's OK to say NO to people who assume you have all the time in the world since you 'just stay at home.' Like I sit and eat bon-bons all day or something. And from homeschooling, I'm learning it's fine to not finish every little detail in every single subject. That one's driving me insane, but I'll get it eventually. Especially since I'll be homeschooling 2 this year! Oh--I also want to say that the PICU nurses I know (from Bryan's 5-week stint in the PICU) become very attached to their kids. And families. Jeanne's become a great friend, and she still treats Bryan like he's her little guy. He loves it!

Erin Crisp said...

I'm learning that people are people. We have way more in common with each other than we realize. Black, white, brown, rich, poor, old, young, big, small, dirty, clean, educated, uneducated, urban, rural, skater, goth, prep, athlete, nerd, musician, redneck...on and on and on.

We tend to look at others and think of our differences first, when really, everyone has insecurities, everyone has difficulties, everyone feels inadequate sometimes, everyone needs the perfect love of our Savior, and the, at times, imperfect yet beautiful love of a community of believers.

Amazing what a bunch of underachieving, sometimes violent, disrespectful teenage boys can teach you huh!