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Unheard cry of Indonesian nurses

  • Yulia Wardani

Jakarta   /   Mon, May 17 2010   /  08:57 am

I am a nurse and was wondering why my neighbors were shouting and crying at 5:30 a.m. one morning. I went to their house and saw a 60-year-old woman with bleeding to her head. She had a head injury about 3 centimeters wide. When I suggested she go to hospital, she protested. She said she did not have money. I brought antiseptic, a bandage and plaster from my house and attempted to treat her wound. I did not have the necessary instruments to treat her wound at that time. I gave her three butterfly stitches
and antiseptic. Three days later, she said she felt better and was in the recovery process. Nurses are the healthcare providers who work in the shadow. They constitute the largest healthcare occupation with the majority working in hospital beside their patients for almost 24 hours. Nurses can be considered the true heroes of our society who take care of people in need and help them ...