Reader's view: No human, or institution, is perfect
Thunder Bay Regional Hospital vs. Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center. The arena: emergency department. The player: me. Experience: 20 years of critical-care experience on both sides of the border. Is one better than the other? An emphatic ...
Thunder Bay Regional Hospital vs. Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center.
The arena: emergency department.
The player: me.
Experience: 20 years of critical-care experience on both sides of the border.
Is one better than the other? An emphatic "no!" Why not? Human commodity.
Other players: the crying child, the addict, the failure to thrive, the chronic pain and many other humans displaying the human condition.
Majority in attendance: People who have been dealt such cards through family, genetic and societal upbringing that they truly are incapable of living life in a common-sense manner.
Common sense equals spiritual sense. No common sense equals no spiritual sense and disconnect from our creator. No belief in the creator equals no spiritual sense and no common sense. Sounds like a human issue, not a spiritual and not a natural issue. We are all human beings, and animals, period. Human animals.
Truth. Truth is a spiritual principle. An emergency department is an emergency department is an emergency department. Humans trying to survive, like bears, deer, moose and other animals.
We are not perfect. Good. Honesty. A spiritual principle. Health-care teams doing the best they can at any given minute. Not perfect. Human beings are not made be perfect. Correct? Correct.
In the end, like nature, we humans are just trying to survive. Live. Life. Spiritual. All good on both sides. Not perfect. Just human. Just spiritual. Just life. Always exactly the way it should be. Life.
The writer is a registered nurse.