I love group work. I think that groups have the power to make people feel included, supported, and empowered. There are groups all around us and if you stop to think about it, you can probably identify several groups that you belong to.....family? friends? work? church? school? sports? The list can go on and on.
This is an activity we did at work to show the value of a group. Each person was given a square with a 1/4 of a circle drawn on it and asked to simply be creative. As the squares were returned to me, I was amazed at the talent and the and individuality of each one. We already completed two of these boards and we are working on a third.
In the hospital, it can be difficult to find the postives of working with such a large group of people. Even with all the bodies, it can feel lonely and stressful. The key is to remember that on the loneliest day, there is only a certain group of people who get it - who know that working in the PICU is terrible, wonderful, and everything in between.
Today I am thankful for the people in my work group.