THE HEALING TOUCH
The healing touch of a WOC nurse is a special gift.
It is a gift of service to the special nurses who choose this practice area.
It is a gift of caring to patients with wound, ostomy or continence
problems in need of a competent and compassionate caregiver.
In the ups and downs of busy, trying and challenging workdays
May we never forget the reason, we as WOC nurses do what we do~~~~~
That is, the patients who form the core of our professional purpose.
I salute you on behalf of the multitude of patients you have helped (even
on a Holiday or at 5:00 PM on a Friday-- when you were almost out the door).
On behalf of the new WOC nurses you have guided and mentored,
I commend you for your unfailing dedication and patience.
I applaud your contributions to sustain the future of our specialty
practice so that we can continue to extend the healing touch of a WOC nurse to those in need!
by Phyllis Bonham, PhD, MSN, RN, CWOCN, DPNAP
Written for Clinical Preceptors in Greater Charleston Area
WOC Nurse Week, 2009