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It started as a straightforward presentation, with the usual statistics and PowerPoint slides.
Holly Routley from Okanagan College had come to to raise awareness -- and funds, of course -- for a new Health Sciences complex.
Then Holly did something unexpected. While speaking, she stepped down from the podium and began to massage the neck and shoulders of a young woman near the front.
I heard an audible gasp. Because in our culture We. Just. Don’t. Do. That.
But Holly made contact deliberately, to make a point. Nursing is one of the few professions where the practitioner has to make physical contact with the other party.
Categories: Soft Edges
Tags: touch, nursing, Okanagan College