Nursing

We think we “know” a disease because we know it’s anatomy and physiology, diagnostics and treatments. But when it happens to you or someone close, all of a sudden there’s that sharp intake of breathe and worried feeling that ensues. As a nurse, a patient’s diagnosis registers a professional level of understanding and interpretations, but as a patient, it becomes an emotional problem as well, even to a person with all this knowledge and training. So if the patient is an elderly, only receiving select information, all the fears that must be racing through their minds, the worries and unsettling emotions must be overwhelming. How elemental is this “holistic care” that we talk about.

作為醫護人員,經常會以為我們「了解」病,基於我們知道它的病理學和照顧類似病患的經驗。作為病人卻是完全不一樣的感覺,那種擔憂,憂慮,胡思亂想,就算是有知識受過教育的年輕人,也是多麼可怕的事。所謂「全人護理」是那麼的基本需求卻如此紙上談兵,冰山一角的。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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