Heart of Oncology Nursing

Personal Courage Paves a Course for the Future

Lillie D. Shockney

communication, self care
CJON 2012, 16(2), E76-E77. DOI: 10.1188/12.CJON.E76-E77

After graduating from a three-year diploma RN program in 1974 at the age of 20, I became a nurse manager one year later. There were days when I felt like I really helped people. And there were days I needed help myself and went home feeling defeated and frustrated wondering why I went into nursing; dealing with demanding patients, demanding doctors, lack of time, and no solution in sight.

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