A Chinese Dialysis Nurse’s Moving Story About Chronic Illness

Skip Navigation Links“I’m preparing for the university entrance exam,” he often told me. He was upbeat and grateful, despite the disease. I admired him for his strength and spirit and felt terrible that he’d been diagnosed so young.

CaptureThe March Reflections, “Skipped Two Times,” submitted to AJN by a dialysis nurse from China, is about a potentially avoidable crisis in the health of a young man with renal failure secondary to lupus. It’s about chronic illness, patient self-management, and a nurse’s remorse.

To my knowledge this is the first Reflections essay by a Chinese nurse that we’ve published. We’ve already heard from more than one reader who was moved by the story. It’s free, so give it a look.—JM, senior editor

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2016-11-21T13:08:11+00:00 March 7th, 2013|nursing perspective|0 Comments

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