The midwife's knowledge, of her client and the supports and strengths available to her, is particularly important in deciding how to support and when to explain, and re-explain, complex medical information.
Since this experience, I have grown thoughtful about the Writing Center's identity as I have questioned why my work requires me so frequently to explain and re-explain the center within its own institution.
He said: "I don't need to re-explain the context but the UK government has decided that they want to shrink the public realm and there are consequences to that - the only surefire insurance against these things is not to vote for these people.
Every time I attempt to sort it by phoning my bank, I have to be sure I have around two hours to spare, as I have to re-explain it all and there are so many waits on the phone while they try to find solutions.
Rather than have to explain the dialysis options--and re-explain them at the next several visits because traumatized patients have a difficult time absorbing the information --the conversation can begin in an entirely different place, with which options seem to be the best fit, and whether those are clinically or programmatically possible for that person.