Fingerspitzengefühl


Neuroscience, Patients, Way of Life


, , , , , , , , ,

The 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 you feel that ‘something’ has changed in/with the patient. Usually it is the feeling of the nurse.
Read More

What is humour?


Humour, Way of Life


, , ,

Humour 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.
Read More

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


Daily Life, Funny Stories, Humour, Patients, Way of Life


, , , , , ,

I 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 true story.
Read More

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


Daily Life, Funny Stories, Way of Life


, , , , , ,

They’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 astoundingly liberal policies about weed that put Dutch so high in the rankings. These results beg the question: Why are the Dutch so damn good at English?
Read More