Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A Nurses Provides Comfort, Care and Crowd Control

Sixth post:

Mary Haeney, a registered nurse at Lutheran has accompanied the medical brigade to Honduras for three years now. She's always level headed and calm. And that ability to deliver comfort and support was evident in two very different situations.

As is usually the case, patients -- after waiting a full year -- are very anxious to see the health team.

Besides comforting nervous patients one-on-one during an exam, she has had to switch gears and perform crowd control. Nurses everywhere have to be both tough and kind, and like Mary, be calm and compassionate in a wide variety of situations.

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