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RESE A RCH
SEE ME
Dr. Gdanetz painted three acrylic
paintings including Faceless Angel,
Rising from the Darkness and See
Me. " The deeper part of See Me is
that nurses came to work every day
and showed up. That is why there
are unique, beautiful colors. They
are bright, they are vibrant, they're
connected, " says Gdanetz. " Then,
I blacked it all out. That was metaphorical
for the nurses having to put
masks on and feeling isolated. Then
I scraped the black off layer by layer
until the colors emerged again. It
means 'See me, I am a nurse. I know
what to do in this situation. See me,
trust me, allow me to be.' "
EVERYTHING EXCEPT
College of Nursing Research Assistant
Nadia Shive wrote a poem called
Everything Except that gets interrupted
by noise and chaos, drowning
out the nurse.
" The poem is a dialogue between
nurses, who are serving others and
trying to be heard. We celebrated
nurses during the pandemic, but I
think we also saw them as a bottomless
resource. That is not the case, " says
Shive, BA, CCRC. " I hope what people
take away is remembering that beneath
all of this, nurses are human too and
we need to fill their cups and nurture
their humanity so they can continue
to care for us and give of themselves. "
WILTED FLOWERS
The design with more than 50 folded
paper cranes was created by Figaro
Loresto, PhD, RN. He named the
mixed media after a quote from a TV
show he watched during the pandemic
about a basketball team. Sometimes it
is the Flower Wilted by Rain that Moves
Our Hearts the Most. On the pallet, a
yellow flower withstands a rainstorm.
Figaro Loresto
with his
paper crane
installation.
" This piece is about how we are not defined by our hurt; we
are not defined by our grief. We still have value, we still have
worth, " said Loresto, nurse scientist at Children's Hospital
Colorado, and assistant professor at the University of Colorado
College of Nursing. " Even in the presence of grief and pain,
you have to remember that you are still a flower. A flower is a
symbol of love and joy. "
Seen and Heard - The Sacred Stories of Pediatric Nurses During
the Pandemic, will be on display at the CU College of Nursing on
the Anschutz Medical Campus, May 12 and May 13, from 4:30
p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Please register for this free event at https://
ucdenverdata.formstack.com/forms/art_22 There will be the
opportunity to view the art, tour the College's history center,
and meet the research team.
Disclaimer: Any social and/or political views expressed by any
of its team members does not necessarily represent the viewpoint
or opinion of Children's Hospital Colorado and/or University of
Colorado College of Nursing.
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