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Summer in Cape Town
February 16, 2017 12:43 PM by Leatitia Coetzee
Cape Town, oh my beautiful Cape Town ! Summer is finally here and we are going to party hardy all summer long. You are blooming. You are vibing and you are bursting from the seams with endless possibilities. Come and take a walk with me through the beautiful Read More...
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Finding Your Dreams and Visions
January 13, 2017 10:12 AM by Leatitia Coetzee
Every year since 2009, I have been making myself motivational vision and dream boards , and it has gotten to a point where I would make them for my family as well. What started as a way for me to motivate and inspire myself turned out to help and inspire Read More...
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
December 20, 2016 2:06 PM by Leatitia Coetzee
PTSD is a mental illness that many are aware of, but few take the time to get to understand a little bit better. It's a disorder that has been around for centuries , but wasn't named until after the World Wars and has been commonly associated with war Read More...
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Pay it Forward
December 13, 2016 9:20 AM by Leatitia Coetzee
SOS Children's Villages South Africa builds families for children in need and in doing so, we help them shape their own futures. We have cared for over 24,000 children since the opening of our first village in 1982. I have the privilege to be a sponsor Read More...
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Self-Loathing or Loving? That is the Question.
November 14, 2016 11:11 AM by Leatitia Coetzee
So I want to become a model, feel better about myself, maybe change the way the world perceives a fuller woman. Today I went for an audition and while I was there, feeling confident and ready for the whole photo-op and interview on why I want to do this, Read More...
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Living for Today
October 20, 2016 8:51 AM by Leatitia Coetzee
As I stare out over the mountains here on my sister's farm, I cannot help but marvel at life happening all around me. I am always so rushed, so busy, that I literally never stop "to smell the roses." And I wonder how many of us actually do this in the Read More...
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Breast Cancer is More Than October
September 22, 2016 8:53 AM by Leatitia Coetzee
As we all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month , but why should it only be in October? We are supposed to support victims of cancer every single day. Highlight their struggles every single day. I myself have seen firsthand what cancer does to Read More...
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What it Means to be a Woman
August 16, 2016 9:25 AM by Leatitia Coetzee
So as we all know August is International Women's Month. And this got me thinking about what it truly means to be a woman. What power do I actually have as a woman? I was blessed to be raised by a very strong and independent mother with a fierce strength Read More...
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In Oncology, Every Day Counts
June 20, 2016 11:06 AM by Leatitia Coetzee
As the morning sun comes up over Table Mountain and I climb the final steps up Lion's Heads hiking trail, I get a sense of just how small I actually am, looking around at all the majesty of God's artwork. How blessed am I not to be able to experience Read More...
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What Nursing Means to Me
April 28, 2016 12:30 PM by Leatitia Coetzee
May has nurse's week...so I decided to speak to some nurses about what nursing means to them. I spoke to nurses who are close to retirement and too young, hopeful bright eyed and bushy tailed nurses, fresh out of University. And boy there was a huge difference Read More...
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Reach Out a Hand
December 21, 2015 12:29 PM by Leatitia Coetzee
As I sit and stare out the window of our tearoom, looking out at Table Mountain ,I cannot help and feel a sense of wonder and how I blessed I am to live in such a beautiful country. I get a sense of pride. I think of how blessed I am for all I have and Read More...
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New Page in My Book
November 25, 2015 8:57 AM by Leatitia Coetzee
So, after weeks of feeling uncertain, crying, screaming in fear and anger, feeling lost and in a very dark place, I had no other choice than to stop my studies. I never realized I was so lost and in danger of total collapse until it finally happened to Read More...
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Giving Advice
September 17, 2015 7:15 AM by Leatitia Coetzee
It seems now I am a student nurse, people presume I am the font of all knowledge for any medical condition, ailment or general problem, regardless of whether I'm on duty or not. One time, I was lucky enough to have an afternoon to myself, without tests Read More...
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Crossroads of Life
August 20, 2015 2:59 PM by Leatitia Coetzee
The last couple of months I have been struggling to find my purpose in life. Did I choose right and all those sorts of questions. And lately after two bad test results, I felt like such a failure at life I should just give it up. I am not good enough. Read More...
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Choices that Change your Life
July 20, 2015 2:39 PM by Leatitia Coetzee
Have you ever gotten to a point in your life where you wonder to yourself, "Did I make the right choice?" Lately I have been wondering just that. Am I where I am supposed to be? Why did certain things have to happen to me? Have I listened enough and made Read More...
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