Friday, 3 October 2008
I was working in Intensive Care Unit this morning doing plasma exchange for patient who has antiphosphatelipid syndrome with thrombocytopaenia. The aim of the procedure is to improve the platelets count. One of the British nurses was looking after the patient. I know from her thick accent. Anyway, she asked me to help her to give a patient a wash while the patient still in apheresis procedures. "No problem", I said, "I am a nurse, too". She did very good job, very thorough and very clean. I complement her by saying how good she was. She said to me, "I treat all the patients like how I treat my own family". I was so impress what she said. Sometimes we forget that the patient is a human being, too. Needs to be cared for, it is not because we have to, but because we want to. Some inner willing to help other people with a big heart. With a soul. In Indonesian we call it "Panggilan Jiwa"
Photo taken from All Saints, smh.com.au