“Humanity, sensitivity and availability. Thanks to the staff of the Basilotta hospital in Nicosia ”- EnnaOra

We are very happy to receive and publish the letter from a Nyssian professional, who publicly praises those who work in the Basilotta hospital in Nicosia. A story that shows how, even in an emergency, patients and those who care for them have found in the hospital staff the most beautiful face of the Sicilian hinterland, where professionalism and preparation manage to combine perfectly with love for others and the empathy, elements that are rare commodity, too often, in other places.

Do to the other what you would like to be done to you, positive and proactive version of not doing to the other what you would not want to be done to you is the key not only to living in the name of good but, of the most elementary civil life, the simplest commandment to understand and, therefore, that to be put into practice it only needs the will to do it … but times are confused and distracted by selfishness, by the small and useless arrogance of positions of power, by fear or even simply from indifference and, for this reason, the simplest exercise for the good of treating our neighbor not differently from how we would like to be treated becomes something that we not only forget to practice, but which even amazes us when we meet him in the gesture of those who do not even know, but who, seeing in us, others, himself, treats us as the best of our friends, no, as our mother … because existence in general, is that of this time upset by the pandemic in particular, when we least expect it it transforms us into the other compared to people on whom we suddenly depend, to the point that the way they treat us can make the reality in which we can be thrown without margins of practical organization less hard and mental, let alone emotional, and which can mark us forever for better or for worse … I have found a place where all this must be kept in mind by the people who occupy it, people who are not paid more than they are paid their colleagues in all other principals, people who have not studied from books other than those used by those of their own function and specialization, people who have families, responsibilities and probably anxieties and worries just like their colleagues of all other places, people who feel tired just like their colleagues from other places, but who, despite everything they have in common to anyone else who makes their own profession, they differ in humanity, sensitivity and availability that complement their extreme competence and professionalism making them special, but, above all, making special the sick who are entrusted to them and their families . Not every battle can be won and sometimes, even when you win a battle, you lose the war with the disease, but also in the face of defeat, it is the way you fought that can make the difference by preventing it from turning into a Here, in this place I have found the certainty that everything is done to win battles and wars against disease, probably as in many, perhaps not all, similar places, but without forgetting, and this is what makes it a place special, that the sick person and his family are the other who, by religious or ethical commandment, by pietas, by a sense of humanity, or even simply by a sense of civility, must be treated no differently from oneself. Thanks to the doctors and health workers of the Carlo Basilotta hospital unit in Nicosia and, above all, to those in the intensive care unit.

Renata Accardi

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