Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Epi Strikes Again

When Epijunky really gets into the prose, you just can't stop reading, especially with a climax as good as this one.

I really connected with this line:

As much as I wanted to strangle Elle for calling us for the fourth time in seven days, I treated her as I’d treat a family member.

And that is the true art of healthcare - stepping away from how disgusted we may personally be with patients and still treating them as well as we know how medically.  It can be pretty hard sometimes, and every once in a while (as was the case here) treating them like family means giving them a nice hearty slice of reality.



3 comments:

Epijunky said...

Aww, Braden, you flatter me :)

Thank you :)

Mark p.s.2 said...

Getting angry at the child may be what the child wants. Attention seeking? Why doesn't the child grow up? I don't know, I'ld guess their life is empty and are too hopeless, selfish or stupid to change old habits.
Or they need a reason to change their ways and don't have one.
Life is crazy.

Maybe the frequent flyer needs to see a dead person to grasp what they are playing with.

Erin said...

Isn't it funny how easy it could be to get so annoyied or angry and just want to... well, needless to say, it's a good thing that most nurses live that nursing lifestyle that allows us to see things from more than one point of view.