Nora McDonough was a caregiver for Yousuf Karsh and a special friend to Mrs. Estrellita Karsh for many years. Nora recognized the importance of knowing the patient and their family, and she was committed to honoring the sacredness of that patient-family relationship. Nora’s nursing practices exemplified the true meaning of caring.
It is fitting that future generations of Brigham and Women’s Hospital nurses be introduced to a professional practice that embodies the principles of relationship-based care and the heart and science of caring practices. BWH will journey with new nurses to help them navigate their first year of nursing practice, providing the foundation for a successful professional career and personal growth.