Ingen stemme

Ingen stemme Den kritiske hændelse ”Jeg er på besøg hjemme hos en indisk kvinde, som var terminal syg. Hendes mand og to døtre var til stede. De taler på hendes vegne, selv om hun taler engelsk. Jeg syntes at familien dominerede samtalen. De spurgte om hjælp om...

Stofmisbrug

Stofmisbrug Den kritiske hændelse ”Jeg støttede en polsk mand  i 30’erne med at få misbrugsbehandling. Han havde klare alkoholproblemer, var hjemløs og arbejdsløs. Jeg ledsagede ham til recovery organisationen for at tolke. Han blev stillet en masse spørgsmål om hans...

Hospital

Hospital meal The incident I was admitted to hospital for a suspected heart attack.  I was on the emergency ward on the first day and was transferred to another ward on the second day.  As I had not chosen my meal option, I had to choose from what was left over. The...

(English) Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse The incident I was admitted to hospitalised due to breathing difficulties. I was undergoing tests to establish the cause.  An X-ray established that my sternum had been dislodged. Although I knew that the injury had been sustained due to domestic...

(English) Administering care

Administering care The incident My husband was very ill, and was being cared for at home. We live on a static Traveller site.  My husband was suffering from a number of medical complications which required varied medication.  We were provided a service where a nurse...

The code

The code The incident “I was in the emergency room (E.R) of the hospital one afternoon. E.Rs use a colour coding system for emergencies, assigning a colour between white, green, yellow and red (in order of severity) to the patients who walk in. Precedence is thus...