Peevy brought the baby and the pin to the room. After showing the little girl the tiny child, Peevy handed the girl the pin.
“This dove is yours to take home and to keep in your room,” she told the girl. “When you are sad and think about your baby brother, just take the dove out to remember him.”
Going beyond the technical medical aspect of nursing, Peevy says, remains an important part of her job.
One her style of nursing:
“To me nursing is not just a science, but it incorporates both the art and the science of nursing. …I believe the patient is who we’re there for. To me that’s what nursing is. It’s being in touch with who you’re taking care of. It’s learning to feel the situation and get on a more personal level than just the professional nurse. It’s taking care of the patient, not necessarily the bedside, but the care and concern. Just like when I was taking care of the patient and the little girl wanted to see her brother. I thought, ‘How am I going to relate to this little girl without her being traumatized?’ I went with my feeling as to how to take care of her. That’s how my dove story came to be.”