May 13, 2018

Mother and Daughter

Mothers and Daughters

International Nurses’ Day marked at Schneider Children’s by gathering of mothers and their nurse daughters. International Nurses Day 2018 was marked at Schneider Children’s by a meeting between generations of mothers who worked as nurses and their daughters, second-generation nurses working at the hospital.

International Nurses Day 2018 was marked at Schneider Children’s by a meeting between generations of mothers who worked as nurses and their daughters, second-generation nurses working at the hospital. The special gathering was addressed with emotion by the Director of Nursing, Nurit Baruch, whose mother, Rivka Holi z”l, had also been a nurse.

A slide show was shown with pictures of mothers when they were young nurses. They spoke about themselves and their rewarding careers and experiences. Some of them are still working and discussed being mothers while working as nurses at the same time. At the end of the event, participants heard a fascinating presentation by Dr. Irit Shwartz-Attias, Director of Nursing in the Rina Zaizov Hemato-Oncology Department, who provided tools to improve well-being and enjoyment in their professional and personal efforts. Dr. Shwartz-Attias, whose own mother was also a nurse, said emotionally, “there is no doubt that all of us left very excited and proud about being nurses! Thanks to our mothers, we inherited the love of a life career.”

Nurit Baruch, Director of Nursing at Schneider Children’s, praised nurses’ professionalism, compassion, and sensitivity, and emphasized their huge dedication to the children in their care and their significant contribution towards the success of treatment. “This important factor underscores that the values, diligence, warmth and caring our wonderful nurses received at home resulted in the growth of outstanding and professional second generation nurses. The hospital management and I are proud of our nurses at Schneider Children’s and wish them the best on International Nurses Day.”