Two Faces of Medical Care
There are two very distinct aspects to caring for medical patients. The first is very demanding — enough knowledge and expertise to cope with the demands of modern medicine and all its technology. Working efficiently with machinery and equipment, so graphically displayed in much recruiting literature, takes many years of training and hard study. The second aspect is just as demanding in a different way, for somehow, amid all the pressure of an acute ward, the nurse has to find time to sit with her patient, to hold his hand and to show that she cares.
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