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Patients Practiced Patience November 30, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Health & Wellness, Mindfulness, People.
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Woodstock-&-Snoopy3I spent the day at the hospital with a neighbor, shuffled from the Emergency Room waiting room through generic  corridors to the observation room where her husband waited for word on his condition.

The doctor drew the curtain, asked pertinent questions, ordered relevant diagnostic tests, and disappeared.

Nurses and techs dressed in colorful scrubs shuffled in and out of assigned cubicles to draw blood, take x-rays, collect urine samples, administer EKGs, schedule CT scans, and relay patient and family concerns to the doctor on call.

Throughout the hospital’s faceless corridors and cubicles:

Staff shuffled.
Information shuttled.
Patients practiced patience.

There’s no place like home.