Wednesday, July 6, 2011


by Paul Steve C. Sumortin

Scene1 : Lost in Translation
Triage Area Emergency department - Children's Hospital, Washington DC
Sometime in May 2011, I saw the reflection of my next patient from the privacy screen of my computer. A Hispanic Mom with her daughter patiently waiting until I finished entering data in the computer of my last patient.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Daily Diary of the Carative Factors

by Ria Valerie Cabanes
July 3, 2011, Philippines
#1 The formation of a humanistic- altruistic system of values

I really salute nurses, not because I am one of them, but because of their dedication. The risks of exposure for factors detrimental for health are greater apart from other emotional blows from doctors or patients or their relatives. Although there are personal protective equipments, we can

Sunday, July 3, 2011

A Personal Experience and Application of Caring

by Ray Dominic R. Ladera 

When I was transferred from the OB ward to the medical ward, it was the first time I handled Mrs. A, an 81-year old widow who suffered from ischemic stroke and was comatose for nearly a week when I nursed her. She was on a continuous I & O, VS and NVS monitoring, repositioning every 2 hours, and was on Dopamine side drip PRN.