Do you ever have the ambition to be a nurse? Do you actually know what are the advantages and disadvantages of being a nurse? Nurses are the people who take care of other people, regardless of their age and gender. Most nurses work in the hospital and get paid by the hospitals based on the salaries they have been promised. While some with experience, especially who are not working anymore get hired to take care of people at their houses, especially with the elderly. Elderly are old people who cannot take care of themselves anymore, or cannot be taken care of fully by their own families because of other commitments. Some nurses sometimes will move back and forth to the house or stay in one of the rooms provided by the family depending on their early agreements as well. You see, nurses put up a lot with taking care of other people because it is one of the requirements that they have to be okay with, prioritising their patients. In a way, sometimes they tend to forget to take care of themselves first. When they do not take care of themselves, many problems and consequences they have to face, that will interrupt their job as a nurse. In this article, I am going to share why it is important for nurses to have good mental and physical health.
One of the reasons why nurses need to take care of themselves is when they do not, they cannot take care of other people. By that I mean, they will easily get sick and tired, as they do not consume sufficient healthy food, like vegetables and fruits, or have a balanced nutritions for themselves. Moreover, they do not have time to workout or exercise because I understand that sometimes when they have free time, they would only want to rest and not do anything that can make them more tired. But it is always important to practice light workout for about 20 minutes, to make sure their full body is fully utilized healthily. For example, when they are working they are only using their hands to organize medicines and taking care of sick people, especially when they have to move the patients around, like from the bed to the wheelchair. A nurse will need to have a physically strong body to do that, if not they will have aches all around their body when they get back. That is why sometimes they easily get sick and tired of working.
Apart from that, it is also quite dangerous for nurses as most of the time, they are taking care of sick people with contagious diseases, so sometimes they tend to be easily affected by it as well. For example, like Coronavirus disease. That is why it is very crucial for nurses to take care of themselves first. One of the possible ways is making sure that they have a strong antibody that prevents themselves from easily getting affected by any virus or contagious diseases. For instance, they can always find suitable vaccines or supplements like liver supplements in Malaysia. Thus, with making sure that they are sufficient with strong antibodies, only then they are able to take care of other people with nothing to worry.
To summary, a nurse’s job is one of the holy jobs that people think of. Because nurses are expected to have other people as their priority no matter what conditions they are in. Moreover, even if they are entitled to choose themselves over anything, it is natural behaviour in them to do differently. In this modern world, to have some people who are not selfish and remain their self consciousness are quite hard. Thus, that is why people are forced to not look down on nurses as they are doing their best to give good service, taking care of people and keeping themselves together. I think if any of you actually would like to be a nurse in the future, it is definitely recommended, but you should be able to differentiate what is right or wrong with it. Nevertheless, many hospitals do acknowledge their staff’s welfare and wellbeing. Hence, I do not think you have anything to worry about being a nurse in this country.