I escorted her to the wardroom where she would stay for the time she would be at the hospital. She was hurt badly, had broken limbs and cuts in her body. The first thing to come out of her mouth was “take care of me, please” and I responded by saying “do not worry, you are in good hands.” This was the last conversation before she went unconscious. She was then taken to the theatre for several hours before she was put in intensive care unit. I spent about a month taking care of her. During this time, I helped her bath every day, dressed her and helped her feed and take her medication. She could not do this by herself. during this time she developed confidence in me and talked about her private life with me to relieve her stress. I told her, “whatever you want to share feel free because it will only be between me and you” and she responded by saying “Thank you, you really are helping me recover fast.” Sometimes she would ask me for certain needs and I would advocate for her especially those that were to be provided by other personnel such as her therapist, dietician, activities director and the pharmacist. At one point her medicine had delayed and I had to have a conversation with the pharmacist. I Told him, “My patient has not received her medication, yet the bill is paid.” The pharmacist responded by saying, “sorry, I had forgotten.” I had to make it clear to him that patients medicine are not be joked with. I told him, “You ought to do your work or resign because patients cannot suffer because of your forgetfulness.” This ensured that my patient had her medicine in time always until the time when she was discharged. This aspect implies that the patients regard caregivers as their immediate representatives and as such, we should see to it that their views are well catered for during their stay (Reinhard & Young, 2009).
My patient once narrated her experience at the hospital to me when she was a child, and it