When it comes to saving lives, doctors usually get most of the credit. They are the ones with the most training, the most years spent in school, and — let’s face it — the high paychecks.
But this doesn’t mean that other medical professionals, like nurses and EMTs, shouldn’t get their fair share of credit when it comes to saving, comforting, and mending people, both physically and emotionally. However, many people still regard nursing as an insignificant job.
Nurse Caitlin Brassington came across this backward thinking when she ran into an acquaintance at the grocery store. She was wearing her nurse’s scrubs, and the woman was surprised to find out about her profession.
But it wasn’t her ignorance of the fact that shocked Brassington. It was how she used the word “just” in her sentence, as if her job had little to no importance in society.
That’s when she decided to fire back on social media, listing all the ways nurses all over the world have helped — and continue to help — those in need.