How to Treat a Person: Learning Patient Care from Patch Adams

“Patch Adams,” the 1998 comedy/drama featuring Robin Williams, tells the story of a man, Hunter “Patch” Adams, who makes waves at Virginia Medical University when he realizes that the school’s idea of what constitutes patient care is vastly different from his own. Wanting to serve those without insurance, Patch opens a clinic in his home. It is there that he finds his purpose: to connect with his patients and offer them hope. 

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5 Things Nurses Wish You Knew

Sometimes, it’s nice to feel validated. And what better way than to find out that the struggles you experience are common to others? If you’re a nurse, you know that there are a lot of misconceptions about your profession, including the five that we’ll discuss below. Read on to hear what nurses wish others knew about, and be assured that you’re not alone.

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