Jennifer Brumett BA, RN
Caring Relationships & Practices
"There are seven components to our Professional Practice Model. These pieces embody who we are, what we do and why we do it. Our mission, values, caring relationships & practices, quality & safety, evidence-based practice, professional development and advocacy & community outreach are all important facets of who we are as nurses at Loma Linda. The piece that speaks most to me is caring relationships and practices. In our current world, what is known as the “new normal” is pretty stressful. Patients are not allowed to have visitors. Nurses and bedside staff are in masks, face shields, hats and gowns. It can be chaotic and difficult, but most of all, very lonely. This piece of our PPM means more than ever right now. Having the opportunity to positively affect a patient and provide them comfort, strength, prayer or just a hand to hold. These small gestures mean so much. It is also the opportunity to care for each other as nurses. To be supportive of all our staff as we navigate these uncertain times. It is so important that people remember even though we may be isolated, we are not alone."