Seeing that a patient was particularly sad and depressed about a diagnosis, UC Davis Health nurse Megan Brown sprang into action – staying on after her shift was over to make signs with inspirational quotes on them. When the patient woke up, she found the quotes posted all around her room.
That small gesture made all the difference in the patient’s outlook, and she adopted her favorite quote as a life motto: “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.”
In celebration of Florence Nightingale's 200th birthday, 2020 is the Year of the Nurse. Beginning on National Nurses Week (May 6-12) and continuing throughout the year, a special blog will feature the stories, memories and motivations of UC Davis Health nurses.
Hear their words, and get to know why and how they invest such heart, passion, expertise and commitment in their life-changing work.