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The experience of (un) human encounters with the ancients

I will help you. A nurse's goodbye to elderly care
Forfatter: Vigdis J. Reisæter
Forlag: Cappelen Damm (Oslo)
NURSING / After a decade in Norwegian elderly care, nurse Vigdis J. Reisæter could no longer bear to give a sedative to anxiety sufferers of dementia instead of a hand to hold and an ear to listen with.

It is a bad bird that shit in its own nest, sounds a Danish saying, and this is how the system has obviously perceived nurse Vigdis J. Reisæter's report from the front line in Norwegian elderly care. In any case, her expertise suddenly still could not be used during the covid19 pandemic, when it came to the attention of the hiring officer that she had written a critical article about the conditions that in the autumn of 2018 made her leave elderly care.

She had had enough

Now she has. . .

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Nina Trige Andersen
Trige Andersen is a freelance journalist and historian.

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