The question I ask myself as I leave the NICU each day is this:
“If everyone in the NICU interacted with babies, parents, and co-workers like I did today, would this be a better unit or a worse one?”
And sometimes I feel like I fall short of where I want to be. But perfection is never the goal.
We all make errors. We have days that didn’t work out how we planned. Then we simply start again. No guilt. No shame. Start again.
And keep asking the question.