Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My morning.

Today I shadowed Anita, the Nurse Practitioner at a senior home on capitol hill. Anita is amazing. She wants all of her patients to live to their potential, and she hates the use of drugs as the "remedy" for the side effects of other drugs. As soon as someone is sick, she'll dig through their file, and often she'll locate some offending pill, which never needed to be there in the first place. Anita follows hundreds of cases, and knows everyone by face and name; she also knows their grandkids, and husbands and boyfriends and the things that are most important to the in life. When she talks, she never takes her eyes off of yours. People's eyes light up when they see her in the halls. I really hope I can learn how to have that amount of presence someday.....

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