Helen

October 29, 2009

My patient had Schizophrenia, undifferentiated, and i found out later on that she had been in DMC for quite a while now.

We left Davao at 5:30 in the morning of October 24 and arrived in CDO around 12:45-1:00 in the afternoon.

so that’s it for the basics. now for the meat of the meal:

After the 2-week duty, I realize that somehow my thirst for growth and development, for self-actualization and wholeness, grew a thousand-fold! I guess it has much to do with the fact that I only saw the bigger picture in Davao. I was also able to take in the impact of love and support from the family and the relevance of functional support systems in the mental hygiene and health of an individual. Finally, I measured myself and contemplated with much scrutiny the whole of my being and the purpose of my life.

I guess the two-week exposure was a makeshift pilgrimage for me. At the end of the day, I asked myself, why shouldn’t I be a nurse?

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