bbuerke 1,905 Views
Joined Jun 11, '12.
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I walk into my patient's room. <Sniff>
Me: "Something smells good in here. Did someone bring you Bojangles?"
Patient and family break into peals of laughter.
Patient looks at me sheepishly: "I farted..."
Reply to cienurse:
"Do you fear the unknown?"
Interesting question. I fear that you would not give me a job, for my answer would be yes. However, I would follow it up with my definition of bravery:
Bravery is not the absence of fear. It is being afraid but acting anyway.
Only fools do not feel fear when the situation calls for it, because they fail to understand the gravity of the situation. Seeing a carotid bleedout for the first time? Terrifying. Being brave enough to act anyway? Priceless
If it were up to me, I would make the national standard that everyone is a DNR unless there's some darned good reason to resuscitate them (y'know, young, healthy adult, some freak accident with electricity that stopped the heart ... )
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