Twenty-one stories are part of the book Nursing Narratives Festival that brings together the stories that were presented at the festival of the same name in its 2019 edition.
The narrations were written by students and teachers of the CES University School of Nursing, and are focused on detailing experiences with caring for people, both professionally and personally.
“The Festival was a space to promote the reading and writing of situations that occur in our profession and that seek to enhance the human act of caring for others. The narration and writing of moments of care allows the use of metaphor, poetry and reverie to recreate and put in care a seal of beauty that will allow us to value, delight ourselves, grow scientifically and personally " explained Giselly Matagira Rondón, research coordinator of the Faculty of Nursing, who led the compilation of the texts and the Festival.
The Festival also highlighted the best story sent, which was written by Mateo Restrepo Montoya, a sixth-semester student, and is titled Why did you study nursing?, where he tells about the approach to his professional vocation when accompanying the illness and subsequent death of his grandmother.
“The writing exercise was very enriching for me, because it was part of the grief and it made me feel good about everything I had done for my grandmother. It represented something very valuable to close that chapter, grow and make the moment I was going through easier; in addition to clarifying the reason why he was studying this careera, ”said Restrepo Montoya.
To consult all the stories of the Festival you can enter is the link.