How not to say the wrong thing......
I just read this sent by my DS. What an easy and understandable way to get a point across. I can see uses for this with patients and their visitors. It is something we know and yet we come across it so often. Someone sees an accident victim with tubes and swelling and tells how it is so hard to look at. A quick removal of this person and a quick review of the material in the circles may save hours of re teaching the victim about "temporary" and how not to take in others issues.
Sometimes support is the best medicine. Other times protecting the patient from the need to support is critical. This might help someone.
If AKY's link doesn't work for you up there, try this link
, it's a direct link to the LA Times story she linked.
And thanks for sharing AKY. The message of that article is sooo true. So many of us, myself included, just don't know what to say, or to whom to say it.
Last edit by jmdRN on Apr 9, '13
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