Care-worker proud of her job.
|Article Type:||Letter to the editor|
|Publication:||Name: Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand Publisher: New Zealand Nurses' Organisation Audience: Trade Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Health care industry Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 New Zealand Nurses' Organisation ISSN: 1173-2032|
|Issue:||Date: July, 2010 Source Volume: 16 Source Issue: 6|
I'm just writing to say I enjoyed reading the article about
the enrolled nurse singing out loud and proud, by Sara Keen in the June
issue of Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand (pp24-25). As a care-worker,
I've come across some of the problems that Sara has faced.
I've been in the health industry for only two years and what
I've seen has upset and delighted me.
I am in the process of completing the Industry Training Organisation level 3 in community services, as this will help me understand that what I do is important and benefits those I Look after. At present I work in the hospital wing in the rest-home where I am employed.
Trying to attract the right sort of people to caring is hard--the pay is ridiculously low, and it's physical and demanding. But I enjoy what I do. I love getting out of bed every morning, knowing that I am off to do something worthwhile. Like Sara, I would like to stand up tall and be counted as a professional.
Marita Johnson, Dunedin
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