Hello all,
my dear rogue.

Already in the final stages of the choice of editors for the project HU-CI,
posts continue to arrive and my work mounts up. I am delighted!

I remind
you: free topic (if you put or comment a scientific article, you should name the
source),  short and with an image that
summarizes it.
Having said
that, let’s go to the topic.
I have to admit that I am not impartial with the today candidate: we have known
each other for 20 years and he was my first teacher when we were first aid volunteers
in Spanish Red Cross. I present you to José Sesmero, who in addition to
assistant and nurse of the UCI of the University Hospital Infanta Leonor de
Vallecas, is  an IT expert and an
actor…: and all in a single life!
His post:
And you,  who do you belong to?.
The human
being feels the innate need to name all things, identify them, distinguish them
and classify them. So we give names to species, stars, diseases and of course
The world
of health care has a nasty habit of calling patients by their pathologies by a
number of bed or by health characteristics instead of using a name. With this
we turn Juan, Luisa, Mercedes or Peter into “the pancreatitis”, ‘the
bed one’, “the infarction”, “the knee” or “the
cesarean section” to give a few examples.
Isn’t it true that you have also done it some day?
Probably a
defense mechanism.
Perhaps by dispossessing people of their names, we reduce their humanity and we
find it easier to bear, as beings with feelings that we are, the hardship and
suffering of people who are struggling every day.
It must be
something similar to this black humor that we develop, which allows us to cope
with certain situations and return to work the next day with a smile.
But let’s
get to the other side of the bed, let us for once be those who we treat . What
does he or she think of the professional who does not even make the effort of
learning their name, their characteristics? He feels that he is irrelevant to
those around him, one more, one of many. And that harms the therapeutic
relationship between professional and patient, taking confidence away and
therefore decreasing the adherence to the treatment.
I remember
when I was a kid and walked through the streets of the village of my parents,
those elderly people sitting in their chairs in the street I came across, not
knowing me, used to ask “ And you, who do you belong to? and the response gave
me access to their world.

So let me suggest
something: tomorrow when you’re working and need to show that person in front
of you that you truly care , that you will do your  possible and impossible for him/her,  don’t forget to introduce yourself.

And call
them by their names.’

Great José
Happy day coworkers!

In the traslation, thanks again to Cristina Calderon (visit her web Spanish at any time!)