“How Are You Feeling?” Being Overly Concerned With Someone Else’s Health.

It’s true that recently I’ve had my fair share of medical issues. I’m not going to discuss those today. Instead, I’m going to discuss being overly concerned with someone else’s health.

I’ve been in hospitals. I’ve been in hospitals where I was checked on every 15 minutes as well as hospitals where I was checked on every 30 minutes.

I don’t expect everyone to be an outstanding medical professional. After all, not everyone can even be a medical professional. However, when one’s health is checked on in these situations, they are typically minimally intrusive–except in cases where, say, a saline bag needed to be replaced or a medication needed to be given. To me, this is normal checking.

It occurred to me, after my post yesterday, that one can be overly concerned with someone else’s health. This isn’t to say I have experienced this. It’s simply to note that this can happen.

I’m not sure why regular checks are minimally intrusive in the way I described, but in my experience, they are. This, in my past experiences, had given me the ability to heal, recover and get medical treatments done in a way that also allowed me to have my own life and activities. I suppose, without doing the research right now, this is why these kind of checks are done.

It would be interesting to know the effects of more intrusive medical checks. Assuming the current practice is a good one, there must be an effect on a person that has been documented. (Note: This is just an assumption. I haven’t done the research.)

I assume that one is monitored and checked on with the severity of the reason for hospitalization. Even then, these checks appear to be as objective as possible with a nurse or doctor noting signs and symptoms of wellness and recovery and that’s typically that.

I understand that it’s difficult to be objective in totality with these cases, but the medical field seems to try.


Author: Jennifer Lawson

Philosopher. That is all.

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