“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.
No one expects the kind of change that COVID-19 forced upon the medical world. And no one understands the fear and heightened emotion better than our medical professionals, people who thanklessly and repeatedly give their all to make patients feel safe and secure. During this unprecedented healthcare crisis, the world has looked to the heroes in the healthcare industry to lead the way with strength and endurance, and that’s exactly what they’ve done.
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.
Those who work with the elderly often remark that “with great struggle comes great reward,” but this truth can be choked out by the difficulties of the day-to-day. If you want to provide the best possible care for your elderly patients, just take our advice below. In doing so, you can experience the intrinsic rewards that you’ve been missing out on.