Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Nebras' Intro and Response

My name is Nebras Alnemer. I'm from Worthington, Ohio and am coming to Marion to study Computer Science & Engineering. I hope to transfer to the Columbus campus next year. I currently work at Donatos pizza, and have been for the past three years. Between school and work, I don't really have much time for other things, but during my free time I'll always be with friends or relaxing at home and listening to music.

In On Washing Hands by Atul Gawande, I was impressed by how complex the author had made washing hands seem. A part from the passage the stood out to me was "Instead, their greatest difficulty is getting clinicians like me to do the one thing that consistently halts the spread of infections: wash our hands".  I understood that washing hands was an important part of personal hygiene, but the scientific analysis of how important it really is and how much it can impact a patients life is amazing. What struck me in this essay was how some doctors would used to neglect washing their hands, and were aware of it.  My favorite passage from the essay was the first paragraph on page 211, where the author discussed how difficult it can be to keep on a routine of washing their own hands.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with what you said in your response. It amazed me as well finding out that most doctors don't wash their hands.


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