The Importance Of Stay In The Hospital

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There is nothing better than seeing a smile transform a frown. Our shift is coming to an end, and we sit on the counters of a cramped room in the basement of a hospital. We laugh and joke around, creating in one night, enough inside jokes to last a lifetime. Our best florists open the flower-filled storage and begin the task of forming two modest vases. These vases are not for us, nor are they for sale. Once finished, they will be brought upstairs and presented to a patient. The expertly prepared vase a gift, in the hopes of making a stay in the hospital a little less bleak. This is our way of spending our time after we finish our tasks. Our way of finishing out the two hours of visiting patients, replacing linens, helping nurses, and escorting …show more content…
It’s where you stay if something has gone wrong, and so it is to be avoided and despised. In many cases, there is no changing this vision, but there is no reason why we can’t make it brighter. Every day at 4:15, we begin our rounds. We move from room to room, asking if they need anything; water, a magazine. For some, to witness a stranger so attentive to their needs is enough to lighten the atmosphere. For most, a nurse is associated with emergencies, they are too important to find something for you to read or refill your water. It is unimaginable the countless times a patient has told us they have stared at a blank wall to avoid, in their opinion, bothering the nurse to find the remote. We are smiling teenagers, whose only job is to help them, and for many that alone makes them more comfortable. For others, they find more comfort in our ears than our help. Nowhere else have I spent so long mindlessly talking to a stranger. We provide company and assistance in a place that can seem lonely and …show more content…
For doctors, the hardest part is sometimes not the years of medical school, or the vast amounts of debt, it 's taking these years of education, and explaining it simply to someone else. I could tell a woman that her next child may suffer from hemolytic anemia and she must have RhoGAM injection. However, it is highly unlikely that she would understand what I’m trying to convey by hemolytic let alone what a RhoGAM entails. Simply explaining to a ninety-year-old how to use the bed controls teaches us patience and understanding that many doctors won’t learn until they start medical school. As teens who wish to enter the field, this work gives us a chance to improve our social skills before it becomes a part of how we earn our

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