Patients

Humour a Coping Mechanism for Caregivers


Daily Life, Humour, Patients, Way of Life


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Nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals cope daily with the reality and horror of illness, suffering, and death. If you are unable to cope effectively with this, you would experience “a burnout” or more accurately called “a compassion fatigue”. Your compassion and caring may leave you vulnerable to feelings of sympathy for those we serve.

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Things that nurses want for Valentine


Humour, Jokes, Laughter, Patients, Way of Life


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Let’s be real—chocolates and flowers are nice any time of the day or night, but when it comes to romancing nurses, there are some clear ways to their hearts. If you’re looking at enticing a nurse in your life this year for Valentine’s Day, or if you’re a nurse wondering if anyone truly understands the desires of your heart, let us just be the ones to say:

Fingerspitzengefühl


Neuroscience, Patients, Way of Life


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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.

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


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


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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.

The Nurse and Exercise


Daily Life, Patients, Way of Life


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Exercising 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!