Creativity at the nurse’s service

Margot Phaneuf, R.N., PhD.

To speak of creativity in our highly technological health system, with its panoply of treatment methods, injections, intravenous solutions, dressings etc., may seem anachronistic.  Nevertheless, in the course of their duties, nurses frequently encounter people of all ages who are going through a very difficult period for which our therapeutic arsenal remains insufficient.  Whether they be children, adults overcome by physical pain, especially when it is chronic, those who suffer psychological distress, those with terminal illnesses or the elderly whom old age has diminished, their distress calls out to us.  Very often nurses wonder what more, beyond medication and current therapies, they can do to help.

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Creativity at the nurse’s service