Kind nurse eased pain of hospital visit


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  • Sunday, 23 Nov 2003

IT is very heartening to note that there still are “Florence Nightingales” around. 

I wish to convey my best regards to Nurse Alice from the C.T. Scan Unit of Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in Jalan Cheras. 

On Oct 28, my father was scheduled for a scan at the Radiology Department of the hospital. Being a colon cancer patient, he sometimes has no control over his bowel discharge. 

Before the scan was made, he had to take a kind of juice to clear his stomach and intestine. 

By the time he was undergoing the scan, he found himself purging. This was beyond his control. He felt really very bad and miserable as he had messed up the bed and himself. 

Expecting the nurse to scold him for this, he was baffled by her warmth and consolation that nothing was wrong. She explained this was normal and even led my father to the toilet to clean himself. 

Furthermore, after seeing my father's predicament, she brought his clothes to the bathroom and gently told him to take his time. 

After this, my father felt so much at ease and thankful that there are still nurses out there who still practise their nursing ethics. 

Bravo to nurse Alice. She is a hallmark to nurses elsewhere. 

 

KIG 

Kuala Lumpur  

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