Patients

Fingerspitzengefühl

Aschwin van Loon
Neuroscience, Patients, Way of Life


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he unreachable thing in tending to care for Neurosurgery patients: Can that ‘fingerspitzengefühl’ be learned? Patients that under go neurosurgery are usually labeled as complex patients. These patients cannot tell the nurse adequately how they feel or how they are faring. Clinical observations are therefore very important. Sometimes you see that the state of the patient had changed or sometimes …

The REAL Patch Adams: One Of The Greatest Activists In History

Aschwin van Loon
Daily Life, Funny Stories, Humour, Patients, Way of Life


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remember the first time I saw the movie Patch Adams, starring the late great comedian Robin Williams. It moved me to tears, not just because it was such a powerful film that addressed a major issue plaguing our world (the shameful state of health “care”), but also because I knew that what I was witnessing was actually based on a …

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The Nurse and Exercise

Aschwin van Loon
Daily Life, Patients, Way of Life


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xercising is something that nurses do the entire shift. It is free from the ‘boss’ and it can be done on work time. Over time exercises become endurance tests, athletic carnivals and mental exercises, all of which are  dependent on how many hours nurses work per week. More hours, means more exercise. Bootcamp is nothing compared with a career in nursing!