It is human nature to meet our family and friends when they are sick. It is believed that meeting and talking to them can relive them a lot. However it is important to take some precautions before meeting a sick person
If you are visiting somebody in a hospital then find out the visiting time as beyond visiting hours the officials will not allow you inside and you will waste your time.
- Try not to crowd near the sick person. If the doctor has advised rest to the patent then do not talk unnecessarily. Many people have a tendency to become an idiot box in front of the patient.
- Never talk about things that may demotivating the patient. Some people have a tendency to talk about what happened, in case of another acquaintance suffering with the same disease. How much pain he has to go through and the problems he faced – these kind of discussion will make the person feel low and irritated.
- Sometimes you may find that the person is sleeping. It is best to talk to the nurses or other family members present. Please refrain from waking up the patient just to show that you have arrived to see him.
- Try to maintain safe distances from the sick person.Many diseases are contagious, or the person may still have germs in his body.Many people also have a tendency to sit beside the sick person. Avoid such practices.
- Never take your children to the hospital. They have low immunity and can easily catch an infection. Moreover, their activities can disturb other patients.
- Never expect that the family of the sick person will ask you for tea or anything to eat. Hospital is not the place for entertaining guests.
- Do not try to give free advice. The doctors and medical staff know better than you.
- Finally wish the person to get well soon
- After coming home do not touch anything and head straight to the bathroom, take off your cloths(that you wore at the hospital) and have a shower (at least wash your hands, feet and face with an antiseptic soap).
- Try to make a point to meet him after he has been discharged from the hospital or at least call and ask about his health.