Full interview: Delia Rus, a mentor in SIMโ€™s community

Nursing, Communication & Public Relations

๐Ÿ’ƒWho is Delia Rus, and what does she do?

I am an energetic person, persevering and with a lot of warmth in my soul. Empathy, professionalism, and love for people helped me set up the Medical Information and Guidance Center.

I was told I am a pioneer, which means a lot to me, given the job I have chosen. I am a medical professional with over 25 years of direct contact with patients, the founder of the Medical Information and Guidance Center. My mission is to help people quickly find the treatments they need, as well as the right doctors and therapists. I am also a specialist in communication and public relations, and at the moment I am working on a new project, very dear to my soul, which I will talk about soon.

๐Ÿ’ƒWhen did you realize what you wanted to do?

I knew from a young age what I wanted to do. Of course, my experiences have polished me, and my instruments have changed over the years, but in essence, my mission has remained the same. In the 8th grade, I realized that I wanted to be a nurse, and I became one when I was 20 years old. Later, I attended the Faculty of Communication and Public Relations after seeing the importance and impact of effective communication in the doctor-patient relationship.

Most of the time, the patient experiences an alteration of the physical health and the emotional state in the reception of which the medical assistance comes at the beginning.

They need your support and understanding. When I understood this, I wanted to formalize this, so I combined the two areas, the medical part with the communication part.

In all these years of medical experience, I have talked to thousands of patients. Many of them told me that it was difficult for them to find the right treatments and doctors for their health problems. They had to go through many searches, wasting time and money with ineffective therapies. They needed, from the beginning, a trusted medical friend to help them take the first steps in their journey to health.

It is how the Medical Information and Guidance Center was born 5 years ago, a place where a specialist guides you with understanding, patience, empathy, and good intentions in finding personalized medical solutions.

๐Ÿ’ƒHow did the arrival of your children impact you professionally?ย 

I am the mother of two beautiful children, and thanks to them, I managed to move on. They are the engine that gives me the strength and energy to build. Thus, I combined my professional life with the profession of a mother. After 13 years of working as a nurse in direct contact with patients, when my children came, things changed a little. To take care of the children, to give them the attention and time they needed, I chose a part-time nursing job at a private clinic. Here I deal with maintaining the doctor-patient relationship, where I realized that I want to go in this direction.

I can say that my children's birth contributed and brought me one step closer to my mission.

๐Ÿ’ƒWhat does work-life balance mean to you?

The balance between professional and personal life is essential to me. There were times when I needed to dedicate a lot of time to my professional career, one of them being when I opened the Medical Information and Guidance Center. However, even in moments of intense attention and dedication in the professional area, I aimed to spend quality time with myself and my family. Sometimes this means cutting and reorganizing a few tasks from the list so that at the end of the day, I can have this balance that we are talking about.

My family has supported me a lot in my evolution and career, and I am very grateful to them for that. Without them, I would not have succeeded. Now I can say that I am a happy and fulfilled mother and wife.

๐Ÿ’ƒWhat does it mean for you to be a mentor?

Being a mentor to me is something unique. I have always shared and come to the aid of those who needed my expertise. As a nurse, I have helped many mothers, young people, young people throughout my career, as my mentors guided me in turn.

There were periods of ups and downs, and for me, the fact that there were 2 people constantly in my life, in the role of mentors, who could be there for me, to support me and guide me when I needed, had a strong positive impact,

That's what I want to do for other people. I want to change the paradigm โ€œIf you do not hit your head, you will not learnโ€. I want people not to nod (not always and not when there is another way). I want to show them another way, to move on to the next steps, and here it is also about education, guidance, and support.

Being a mentor for me is natural, which comes with dedication, responsibility, and love for people.

๐Ÿ’ƒIf you were to leave readers with a message, what would it be?

Set goals, create your dreams, work to achieve them, and be happy! To do that, we first need to love ourselves enough, connect with people with the same vibration and values as us, and work, to take all the necessary steps required to reach where we set out.

And I think another way to get there is to give. For me giving was the essence, and that's what I've done all my life. I did it without expecting anything in return, but I received it in many directions.ย