Has anyone ever thought, what ever happens to their patients when they leave? Do they go on to live normal lives? Do they make meaningful recovery? Did we mentally give up on our patients too soon thinking that's they were lost causes?
Perhaps this is the reason we burn out! We rarely or never see he good that comes out of all the torture we put people though. I want to know that I am making a difference, don't you? Does anyone have a system at their hospital where patients can write in and tell you where they are today? That they made it through rehab and have had meaningful recovery? Send pictures?
Please share any ideas for tracking this, I would like to get it started in my unit!