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When a Patient dies

The other day a Patient died, suddenly and unexpected for me in my early service. For five days, I had cared for him. I asked him a day after his, provided him with the prescribed infusions and medications. In addition to perform nursing activities, we talked about Everyday things and through his many years of […]

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Medical Education in Austria: admission, studies, nostrification

Medical Education in Austria: Universities Medical education in Austria is very popular, and occupations related to medicine are among the most sought-after and highly paid. Training in medical specialties in Austria is carried out by three public medical universities and the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Linz, three private medical universities, and eight […]

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When the heart beats again

How is this actually going to change after eight years of psychiatric care in a Department in which it comes to physical illness? More specifically, to the care of patients with diseases of the heart? In the five months that I had to go to my study place in vocational education for nursing and health […]

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Christmas in the hospital

In hospitals worked around the clock. 24 hours, 365 days of the year. Also on public holidays. For most people, the actual Christmas season has not yet begun. In the hospital, the situation is different. Who works on holidays? Approximately six weeks prior to the start of the month, the preliminary service plans for colleagues. […]

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What are you doing all day?

“When I grow up, I’m going to boss mommy, what’s a chief?” These were my words, when I was six years old. As an employee on my first ICU I asked myself this again multiple times. What is the station management an intensive care unit throughout the day? Since the station cable must be placed […]

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Why the palliative care unit is not a hospice

I work on a palliative care unit in the Asklepios clinic, Lich, and often is confused with a hospice. In both establishments, the persons that are terminally ill. And in two facilities each Patient has his own room and their relatives over night. But where exactly is the difference? A carrier of a hospice‘ is […]

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associations for the soul

I am a nurse. Felt I ever was. All of my teddies and also the Barbies I missed as a child, small white associations. Even my hangover, I put on that annoyed me and then dismissively looked at. Well. Today, I work as a nurse on a Psychosomatic ward in a countryside hospital on the […]

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