The defeat of the ANA-endorsed Presidential candidate seems a tacit endorsement of the campaign rhetoric of her opponent. Nurses are a diverse group. For some this election result may be cause for celebration. Others mourn. One thing unites us all – we are nurses. We are called to our profession due to our unshakable belief in the goodness of humanity, and the universal need to care for persons, families, communities, nations, the world, and the environment through the art and science of nursing.
The question arises: what would Flo do? A pertinent quotation shines forth. “It is the unqualified result of all my experience with the sick,that second only to their need of fresh air, is their need for light.” Let us continue to be the light.