You have to learn how to care about people without taking on all of their problems.
Listen to a hospital room. When your patient is sleeping. When there are no other sounds but the room itself doing its thing. The pumps. The computers. The regulators. This hisses and pops. The beeps and squeaks. It is kind of loud and distracting.
I wonder if anyone has studied the affect that all of these high and/or low frequencies has on patients that are altered, not conscious, or confused. Surely there are some patients that can hear things that otherwise “conscious” people cannot.
Yes. I can’t cite any articles or references off the top of my head but I do remember coming across a study/article about the detriment of abrasive noises r/t the comfort and recovery of Pts in ICU.
Should be able to turn up something in a google search.