Giving something back.

Advanced practice nursing quarterly

PubMedID: 9543890

Bromley P, Ehrenreich D. Giving something back. Adv Pract Nurs Q. 1998;3(4):72-6.
The Taoist teachings of self-reflection, openness, and sharing of self illustrate the need for the seasoned professional to examine one's own practice and share with the greater professional community. Taoism incorporates interdependency and harmony for all systems and suggests that as individuals we rely on the well-being of the whole. Four specific methods provide meaningful ways to give back to the profession; networking, presenting, publishing, and professional association work. Implementing one or more of these methods promotes the profession's collegial spirit and facilitates one's own growth while giving to others.