As staff tended to a busy emergency room, the unknown man stood outside the back window of the emergency department, placed his hand over his heart and held
Kindness Beyond Measure – by ‘HBG’
The nurses looking after my dying father at the moment. He’s not going down without a fight and they’re helping him all the way. And
Dental health by John McAllister
When I was sixteen (in 1965) I ran away from home. I lived on the streets for months and got into a pretty dire state.
Why Kindness Heals – By James R. Doty, M.D.
As a physician specializing in neurosurgery at an academic medical center, I appreciate the unhappiness many patients have with the present healthcare delivery system that
I Know You Love Me — Now Let Me Die – By Louis M. Profeta MD
In the old days, she would be propped up on a comfy pillow, in fresh cleaned sheets under the corner window where she would in
The Perfect Thing My Doctor Said About My Life With Chronic Illness – By Catherine Richardson
My doctor sat at his desk facing his computer as he read through my chart and got updated on the various specialists I’d seen and
10 Amazing Reactions to Bad News: The Right Way to Respond to a Friend’s Hardship – By Sky Khan
What to Say to Someone with Cancer It’s hard to know what to say to someone with cancer. If you’re like most, you blurt an
She Held My Hand While I waited to Find Out if My Baby Had Died
About this time last year I was about 30 weeks pregnant – I missed my footing on a kerb and fell onto my stomach. I
The Narrative of Privilege – By sluckettg
‘Miss,’ she said, as I bit my tongue. I was choking on the worst insult a female junior doctor can bear, ‘I know that crystal
The Nurse With Kind Eyes – By Lisa Gastaldo
There are moments in your life that are seared in your recollection. Even though some of the finer details may fade with time, your heart
“…Yours Always, Part of You.”
We all know how important organ, blood and bone-marrow donations are. Especially for those who receive a much-needed donation which improves or even saves the
When Nurses See More Than Birth and Babies – By Shelly Lopez Gray
Perinatal nursing is sweet and magical and everything you think it would be. But everyone only thinks of the birth and the babies. No one
Heart-Wrenching Photo of Doctor Crying Goes Viral. Here’s Why – by Pamela Wible MD
Outside of a Southern California hospital, an ER doctor is crouched down against a concrete wall grieving the loss of his 19-year-old patient. A paramedic
The Gift of Compassion by Sue Jones
The best definition I have ever found for compassion is “to suffer together”. I am of the belief that in order to be able to
One Nurse Re-Imagines The Precious Neonatal Babies She Cares For
Nurse Jessica Wright spends her days caring for peaceful looking patients, but she knows the babies in her neonatal intensive care unit are quietly fighting
The Person I am Most Thankful For by Cate Luther
In this month of giving thanks, many people espouse that they are thankful for their health or their family or even a sunshiny day. While
THIS is What Heroes Look Like – Ebola Battle Through a Nurse’s Eyes
CNN’s Nima Elbagir reports on the desperate effort to save Ebola patients from the viewpoint of those taking care of them. To the medical staff
The Kindness of the “Country Doctor”
The patient is 85 years old. He is scared. He’s in pain. He needs surgery if he’s to live. A situation this volatile could easily
A Terminally ill Doctor Writes a Final, Beautiful Letter to the Patients he has Treated for More Than 30-Years.
This Dad Has The Best Reason For Not Walking His Daughter Down The Aisle.
Some women prefer not to have their fathers walk them down the aisle on their wedding day, but this little girl won’t even have the
A Paramedic Used His Money To Help A Grieving Family…Now They Have One Less Thing to Worry About.
A paramedic-in-training, Marc Primrose, proved that he is no rookie at being a Good Samaritan. He went above and beyond his normal call of duty
Kindness through a Haircut – A Nurse’s Tale
Kindness through a Haircut – A Nurse’s Tale by April Carmack We become nurses to help other people. Whether this was because a loved one
Nurse Looking for a Vein on the Hand of a Premature Baby
A Reddit user wrote: “A nurse is looking for a vein on the hand of a premature baby.”
Self Kindness – 23 and 1/2 hours: What is the Single Best Thing we can do for our Health?
A Doctor-Professor answers the old question “What is the single best thing we can do for our health” in a completely new way. Dr. Mike
The Spirit of This Amazing College Student Lives On After Her Life Is Cut Short
She never rode in a hot air balloon. Or flew a plane. And she didn’t travel around the world. So while Chico State nursing student