From Rage to Relief: View From a Nurse’s Station

Several weeks ago on the hospital floor where I’m a nurse, we had a V.I.P. patient whose spouse expected, and got, the red-carpet treatment. The patient’s spouse made many demands, but what struck most of us as particularly galling was the meal service both received. Day after day, meal after meal, a hospital employee wheeled a china-laden cart into that patient’s room. It looked like room service at a fancy hotel.

Posted on March 29, 2010 and filed under New York Times.