Tag: healthcare

  • Should We Pray With Patients?

    Should We Pray With Patients?

    The patient was abruptly, unexpectedly, and neurologically devastated, leaving his family stunned and grief stricken.¬† There was little else for the ICU team to offer, even as we worked to do everything physiologically possible to sustain life.¬† It was late at night and as we stood in the room listening to beeping monitors and the…

  • Hands and Feet

    Hands and Feet

    [This was originally written years ago for a Christian campus publication,¬†Revisions. It is one of my favorite reflections and will appear on the ESN blog tomorrow.] The patient came in for a refill of pain medications even though it was his first visit to the family medicine practice. The front desk staff had a letter…