Maybe We Just Need to Be Better – by Karen Pearce

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Maybe We Just Need to Be Better - by Karen PearceWe have been dealing with a scary medical emergency in our family this week.  My father-in-law had a subdural hematoma that led to a trip to the hospital and surgery.  

I am happy to report that he is progressing at a remarkable pace, and we are optimistic that he will make a full recovery.

Extended time spent in a hospital affords you with ample opportunities to witness people acting their best in the face of some of the worst circumstances.  

I was fortunate to observe and interact with ICU nurses who executed their duties with efficiency and empathy.  The neurosurgeon who performed the surgery was skilled and compassionate in equal measure.  The surgical liaison who provided us with updates from the operating room started to cry as she saw me cry with relief after finding out the surgery was a success, sharing in a life-changing moment.

When faced…

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