I’m up at the Darwin clinic at the moment and this time round it’s been very quiet.
This has worked well as I have been able to spend some time with a patient who is in palliative care.
I was very heartened that he was referred by the eye clinic despite his prognosis.
It’s impressive that this man’s needs are considered a priority despite him being bed ridden.
His current prothesis was very small and old. This was creating a discharge which was distressing to the patient and his visitors.
His new prothesis has improved both his appearance and morale.
Although he is unable to speak he wrote on a piece of paper that this had made his day.
Appearance plays a big role in how people feel.
I am so pleased that other health professionals feel the way I do.
They have made this man’s feelings a priority and I just think that is so cool.