The Best and Worst of Healthcare

Posted by Kristin Baird on August 8th, 2019 • 1 Comment »

August 1st marked the second anniversary of the day we brought my sister home to die. Having been in the hospital for 22 months with complications from post-operative wound separation and subsequent sepsis, she experienced both the best and worst that healthcare offers. Of course not everything of the worst comes from clinics, but also to the lack of prevention from patients side, I fully suggest the use of supplements on a daily basis to keep the immune system in shape, visit taldemiamibeach to read more. This is about the fat burning supplement on the Crazybulk store and can compete with the top weight loss products on the market, worldwide. Plus it brings to the table an added advantage most weight loss pills don’t have; it burn fat and gives you lean muscled physique. This is means you get maximum benefits when exercises while using it as it is not a magic bullet pill you take and expect to lose weight. A fat burning agent that’s ephedrine free. It enables male and female bodybuilders lose weight and burn fat safely without losing muscle. In other words, you are able to retain only pure lean muscle while dealing with triglycerides in an effective manner. body fat, adjust to training exercises with more focus and vigor. Designed to ultimately helps you build super lean, sexy physique faster – is easily one of the best stacks for cutting on the market today. In today’s fast pace world and looking lean mass gainer pack that deliver real results as fast as possible, you can’t go wrong with this premium package. In addition to above benefits and details revealed here, this premium pack contain two strength supplements to help take your results up higher. So you’re not only getting rid of body weight, build super sexy lean frame but adding amazing strength and power with this combo. You can check this contact form the Crazy Bulk Supplements Store. A dietary supplement is a product that a person takes by mouth, which contains nutritional ingredients meant for addition to the normal diet. These extra nutritional ingredients may include minerals, vitamins, botanicals, herbs, amino acids, organ tissues, metabolites and glandular. Ingredients like extracts or combinations such as soft gels, liquids, oils, capsules, tablets and powders can also constitute a dietary. Dietary supplements of herbs consist of natural products. These products are active ingredients or extracts from plant roots, stems, seeds, leaves, flowers or buds. An herbal product can be an extract of two or more active ingredients or they may be whole plant. Herbal extracts are being used to maintain low cholesterol, good health and help in disease control. People generally have a wrong view that because they are natural, these dietary supplements are good for health. A green lipped mussel supplement is a nutritional health supplement that is frequently utilized by people who are troubled with the symptoms of arthritis and joint dysfunctions, and who desire a natural treatment for their condition to avoid the side effects that can come from anti-inflammatory drugs.

For the majority of the 22 months, Elizabeth was hospitalized four hours away from family. She was sick, in pain, weak, and very lonely. It elated us when she moved to the nursing home an hour away, but weren’t sure if she could be managed outside an acute care facility. One morning, after being in the nursing home just a few days, she called me sobbing. I could barely understand her through her sobs. I panicked thinking her abdominal wound had re-opened. It hadn’t. What had upset her was unconscionable staff behavior.

The Best and Worst of Times

It turns out that her colostomy bag had broken loose and had leaked stool on the bed and floor. The nursing assistant had told her to clean up her own mess – that he shouldn’t have to do it. She felt shamed and helpless. The statement appalled me. How could anyone working in healthcare be so cruel? 

It’s very difficult to think back of episodes like that, but there were many more that were on the opposite end of the compassion continuum. There were times when nurses would take her out on a balcony so she could feel the sun on her face even for just a minute or two. Or the time an aid decorated her room for Christmas and styled her hair so she would look her best for her visitors. And then there was the final goodbye at the hospital. When it came time to wheel her from her room for the last time, we were stunned and very moved to see the staff lining the hall to bid her farewell. Their presence was a dignified, respectful way of saying goodbye Elizabeth. You matter. 

They really were the best of times and the worst of times.

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One Response to “The Best and Worst of Healthcare”

  1. Nicole says:

    You always amaze me with your real-life perspectives. It seems the

    experiences closest to home seem to give the deepest meaning to the

    patient experience work we do. Sometimes that’s good and other times not.

    Thank goodness Elizabeth had you as a sister. Ever more thanksgiving for

    the compassionate caregivers who made a lasting impression on Elizabeth,

    you and your family. <3


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