Instruments of healing
ESSENCE - Ligaya Rabago-Visaya (The Freeman) - July 20, 2019 - 12:00am

The physical aspect in us is just temporary due to old age or any circumstance that weakens our system. And we want to remedy it so we can go back to our routine.

Being hospitalized, especially if it’s already a customary prevalence, the people we encounter such as nurses, doctors, medical staff, are just ordinary people who respond to what we need and for what they are being trained.

But looking at the profound aspect of what they are doing is something that we need to ponder on. The energy that we want to regain, the condition we want to bring back and the normalcy of what we do are all part of what they are tasked to do.

The nurses, for instance, need to assume total responsibility for the mending. Such comprehensive consideration incorporates sponge baths, medicine and bed care to all patients that go under their care. In any case, these are by all accounts not the only things that contain all encompassing consideration. Attendants incorporate patients' spirit with accepting that they would be fine one day. They welcome them when they go into the patients' room and make them feel recognized.

Explicitly for our medical attendants, this is the most significant part of medical attendants as healers as they generally keep up the respect of their patients. Sometimes, the patients are old and agitated because of intrusive procedures. However, that being said, medical caretakers avoid any ill-bred remarks and keep their grins up to solace them. They help patients in holding their self-respect.

Regardless of whether they are only a bell or a call away, they are constantly accessible to their patients. They deal with the patients during the evening notwithstanding when the patients’ attendants are snoozing and satisfy the littlest of their needs so they can recuperate in as much peace and solace as can reasonably be expected.

One can be a doctor yet not a healer and not all healers should be doctors. A mother's kiss "heals" a child while the child's body gradually settles the skinned knee. Numerous corresponding prescription experts have the qualities of the healer; they set aside some effort to listen profoundly.

The message is that about all illnesses happen in a patient who has a narrative to offer. The specialist's job — in the event that the person in question wants to be a healer — is to tune in to that narrative and through it reveal the more reflective issues. When discovered these might be an amazement to the doctor as well as to the patient.

Doctors bear physical, financial, and mental hardship during the time spent learning their craft. They set aside their very own needs and wants for their patients. When we need them, they go. In the event that they are hungry or tired, or it is inconvenient, despite everything, they go. They look on this as basically what is required; what is right.

For our medical practitioners, tenderness and thoughtfulness are not indications of shortcoming and sadness, yet manifestations of strength and resolution. They have the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring; all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

I'm so grateful to my attending doctors who are all UP Cebu alumni, endocrinologist Dr. Jeremy Robles, cardiologist Dr. Marian Siguenza and my eye surgeon Dr. Bienvenido Cimafranca. And above all to our greatest healer, the Almighty Father, giver of life.

Thank you also to all the well-wishers, your kind and comforting words help heal me.

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