Everyone Matters: A Plea for Compassion for Healthcare Staff


The lady in green scrubs couldn’t help it. She just could not bear it anymore. It’s just too much! Her legs were getting sore from standing and walking all day from room to room attending to the needs of her patients. That’s how her life as a health care staff is. To make matters worse, she would often get shouted by patients or their relatives – experiencing their rage at first hand.

This is the healthcare staff’s life. This is our life.

Everyone Matters

The National University Hospital in Singapore shared a video commemorating the untiring dedication and service of healthcare staff around the world. Entitled “Everyone Matters”, the video wants to convey to the viewers how hospital staff deserves respect too.


Was there a time when you thought about how your nurse, doctor, midwife, surgeon and other healthcare staff felt while they were taking care of you in the hospital? No matter how we’re hungry or tired, we still would show how happy we are to serve you. That’s what we swore upon as we took our oaths in the medical field.

Unknowingly, it sometimes seems like we don’t have a place in the hearts of our patients. No place for compassion for the care professionals that we are.

How to pay gratitude to dear healthcare staff? It’s quite simple: compassion. Exude sympathy and concern for your healthcare providers. Treat us with respect. Remember, we are people too, and just like you, our feelings get hurt.

Thank you NUH for this wonderful video!


Matt Vera is a registered nurse with a bachelor of science in nursing since 2009 and is currently working as a full-time writer and editor for Nurseslabs. During his time as a student, he knows how frustrating it is to cram on difficult nursing topics. Finding help online is nearly impossible. His situation drove his passion for helping student nurses by creating content and lectures that are easy to digest. Knowing how valuable nurses are in delivering quality healthcare but limited in number, he wants to educate and inspire nursing students. As a nurse educator since 2010, his goal in Nurseslabs is to simplify the learning process, break down complicated topics, help motivate learners, and look for unique ways of assisting students in mastering core nursing concepts effectively.