Narrative Nursing

Hey! Look At My Toenail!

I watch in fascination as this happens in front of me regularly. I must confess – I’ve done this on more than one occasion myself.

The conversation goes:


“Hey! You’re a nurse right?!”


“Look at this…(insert gross ailment) on this (personal body part).

What do you think that is?”


I’m always amazed at the grace you nurses show when responding!


Now the fun part:

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever been asked to do by friends or strangers who happen to find out you’re a healthcare pro?!


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