Saturday, March 19, 2011

Clinic Update: laying of hands

Friday was my final day at the Clinic. During Dr. Tuns normal consult hours a knock came at the door from a nurse explaining a man had been struck by a vehicle while he was on his bike and the police had brought him into the ER. It took all of the staff to keep this man down on the gurney as they stabilized him so they could transport him to the hospital in Sololá. His face was badly injured and he was only slightly responsive as Tun tried to talk to him. To help keep the man calm Clara a nurse at the Clinic held his hand, which seemed to do the trick. Goes to show Human contact can really do wonders.

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