Headline June 20, 2018/ ''' HISTORY? THY *HEARTS!* '''


WHO ALL HAVE NOT ''REGISTERED' ON THE World Students Society? Grandparents, Parents, Students, Professors, Teachers, Schools, Colleges, Universities, the world?

WWW. WSSCIW. BLOGSPOT. COM : The World Students Society.

Time will tell ya all, that : The World Students Society came as a savior to the world. Why is it being viewed with an indifference, as a threat, and as a fear?

*There is no concentration of authority and there are no missteps. So there never will be any backlash.*

IN REALITY, TINY BY TINY - little by little, stroke by stroke, the world at large has begun extending a minuscule ''empathy'' for the students of the world, the true and real stake holders................

HOW TO PLAN FOR THE UNFORESEEN? Even thinking about an unexpected, life-changing event can be unsettling.

But death or illness can happen at any time. Unfortunately, both people and students do not plan for such events. And statistically,  most younger people could go for years without planning and not really worry.

Of course, the unexpected does happen, and without proper planning, the consequences can be magnified. So what does it take to get people and students to lay out their wishes for
education, justice, scholarships, jobs, dignity for humankind, health, plus any emotional messages, to loved ones.

A LOT, many thinkers, intellectuals and specialists seem to think and have often said, that persistent nudging does work.

As America's Secretary of Defense Donald. H. Rumsfeld once said : ''known unknowns  and Unknown unknowns.'' For there are also unexpected events that can be blunted or controlled with some planning.

*THE SYMPULSE* is at the forefront of an effort called ''tele-empathy'' : using technology to improve insight into the patient experience.

Movement disorders like Parkinson's are one aspect of this work, but there are others. Engineers are studying the airflow patterns of patients with emphysema to replicate their shortness of breath in others.

AS A CAREGIVER, I, TOO, was sometimes impatient with my mother as her condition declined. Even though, I am a doctor, I could not understand-

[OR perhaps accept] how she had become just so helpless:

Why she rarely felt like talking. Leslie Jamison, in her book ''The Empathy Exams,'' writes that empathy is measured by how thoroughly an experience has been imagined.''

A virtual-reality program is being developed to misalign sound from video, a technique called  dephasing., in ways that mimic the experience of  disordered thinking in psychiatric illness.

Gadgets are being developed to numb the feet to reproduce the symptoms of diabetic nerve disease.

Computers are often considered a barrier to the doctor-patient relationship, a depersonalizing force.

Doctors are criticized for, for turning their backs to patients in the exam room to type data into the electronic medical record. But in tele-empathy , it is machines that that foster understanding and compassion.

There is a great need for this in health care today.

Lack of empathy in caregivers - doctors, nurses, even loved ones - is one of the most widely voiced complaints in the health care field.
[The makers of the SymPulse have spearheaded a study of the device in neurologists offices to see if  physician empathy and patients outcomes actually do improve.]

I remember a patient who developed a kidney failure after receiving contrast dye, which is sometimes injurious to kidneys, for a CT scan.

On my hospital rounds, he recalled for me a conversation he'd had with another doctor about whether his kidney function was going to get better.  :

''I said, 'Are my kidneys going to come back?'. The doctor said, 'How long you been on dialysis? 'I said, 'A few days.' And then he thought for a moment and said, 'Nah, I don't think they're going to come back.''

My patient broke into heaving sobs at the memory of the callousness. ''That's what he said to me,'' he cried. ''Just like that.''

Books, support groups and role playing exercises may offer some insight into the patient experience, but the promise of machine-directed empathy is that it eliminated the need for such imagination.

Whether the result can be fairly called ''empathy,'' I am not sure.

Temporarily experiencing an alien sensation of discomfort does not necessarily lead to compassion for those, who endure it in real life.

But if tele-empathy does improve compassion for our most vulnerable citizens, it will have served one of caregiving 's most important functions.

A sad incongruity of caregiving is that patients often have a greater capacity for empathy than those of us going through our lives largely unencumbered by illness.

*I remember one evening when I was helping my mother up the stairs to her bedroom.

She was walking slowly; after several recent spills, she was terrified of falling again. But even as she struggled, her hands turning white as she gripped the banister she turned to me and said :

''This must be so hard for you.''* 

 With respectful dedication to the Grandparents, Parents, Students, professors and Teachers of world.

See Ya all ''register'' on : wssciw.blogspot.com - The World Students Society, for every subjects in the world and  Twitter-!E-WOW! - the Ecosystem 2011:

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