UPDATE 02/07/13: this post was reserved, unpublished, in my Drafts file last November 2012 but it’s worthy reading and so it’s being published at this time, February 2013.
At some point in every one of our lives, we are in need of concentrated medical care which usually and often means, we’re in contact with a hospital for a focused experience in treating or hoping to be treated what ails us. This article is written by a woman who is a registered nurse and was available — and able — to provide needed care to her loved one while the overall hospital process was inadequate to — and failed — her loved one and her. Not all of us are registered nurses or have one available to us and that dilemma is what the author of the following article emphasizes:
The importance of registered nurses in the process of following hospital patients through to outpatient care, from:
The lonely path from hospital to home
- by Beth Ann Swan, Washington Post, November 26, 2012