After I had eaten the small portion which sufficed to fill my stomach halfway, Brother David casually mentioned his belief that it was an offense against God to leave food uneaten on the table. This was particularly the case when such a great restaurant had so clearly been placed in our path as a special grace. David was a slim man and a monk, so I found it hardly credible that he followed this precept generally. But he continued to eat so much that I felt good manners, if not actual spiritual guidance, required me to imitate his example. I filled my belly for the first time in a year.
The nurses of today are just as important as doctors. Hospitals thrive on their training and skills to care for sick patients. Nurses are the heart and backbone of all hospital facilities. Nurse’s duties consist of injecting pharmaceutical drugs into a patients IV, measuring dosage, monitoring vital signs, keeping detailed logs of intake of medicine and other important procedures that go with the nursing profession. Hospitals all across the world depend on their valuable skills and determination to help people on their recovery (Olvera). There are different types of nurses, all which work in different paced environments. There are those who work in a calm setting were a patient is scheduled for a long stay, and then there are those who work in the emergency room, intensive care unit (ICU), nursing homes, schools and many more diverse areas (Olvera). The emergency room is a fast paced and hardcore working facility. Nurses within that department depend on their high energy and focus to make fast and accurate decisions (Ibid). It is hard to imagine a hospital with a shortage of nurses, but every day it becomes more perceptible that the is going to be faced with a nursing crisis for the years to come (Tieman).
It is estimated that by the year 2020 hospital facilities will be in need of 800,000 Registered Nurses (Fulton). Many hospitals today are currently in need of nurses. Very few of them are appropriately staffed with the adequate number of staff nurses. Although there has been a significant rise in the total number of RN’s over the past years, there is still plenty of holes to fill (Tieman). Research done by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) found that the average age of a Registered Nurse in America was for the year of 2000 (Ibid). This is why it is so obvious that the shortage will continue to grow. With more middle aged women retiring the nursing shortage is far from being alleviated anytime soon. 75 % of the hospital openings in America are vacancies for Registered Nurses (Lovern). This clearly shows...
Human activity is not solely responsible for climate change. It can occur due to natural causes as well. Large volumes of sulphur dioxide, ash, water vapor and dust escape into the atmosphere when a volcano erupts. Volcanoes also produce aerosols which reflect solar energy back into space. This cools the atmosphere. However, although volcanoes produce CO2 and greenhouse gases it is minor when compared to what we humans emit into the atmosphere. Changes in the Earth’s orbit and changes to the ocean’s currents are also natural causes that cause climate change.