Friday, November 18, 2016
Passing the Pills to Pay the Bills
This picture captures how I felt working in nursing homes.
Most of my time was spent gathering medications. So little time was available for slowly administering them in a kind, understanding manner.
From a medical viewpoint, this many pills are bad for anyone, never mind someone who is elderly and sick. They interact with one another and cannot be fully absorbed. Sometimes a patient would vomit intact pills hours after receiving medications.
This system must be changed.