Way of Life

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 …

What is humour?

Aschwin van Loon
Humour, Way of Life


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umour is a topic which has been discussed often but has been little written about. Humour is a complex phenomenon and it is an essential part of mankind. Through the age’s, anthropologists have never been able to find a culture or civilization where there was no humour.

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 …

Can’t Dutch This — Why The Dutch Are So Good At English

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


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hey’re overwhelmingly tall. They ride their bikes everywhere (without helmets). They’ve conquered sea level. And now, they’re ranked #1 in English. In the most recent EF English Proficiency Index (EF EPI) ranking, the Netherlands came in 1st out of 72 countries in English skills. 90 percent of respondents in the Netherlands claim to know English. It can’t just be their …