Day 12- Patient Care Experiences in Oslo


Today was a beautiful day here in Oslo, where all students were in clinical experiences spread out across the city. At one nursing home, on the locked dementia ward, we observed the residents enjoying some fresh air and a concert from the local elementary school’s choir. The residents all gathered outside, most in wheelchairs, and appeared to enjoy the music and the emotion and love could be felt throughout the establishment.

This concert promotes SDG goal #3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. The residents of this facility are all part of the geriatric population, and they were able to have a refreshing experience that stimulated their brains and made them happy.


We also found an outside gym at this facility and the nursing students explained to us that the physical therapists use it with the patients to do exercises and get fresh air at the same time, how great! This promotes SDG goal #11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. This outdoor space makes it easy for patients to get in their exercise while decreasing heavy exercise machinery use indoors.

Overall, this was a lovely day where we were able to see many interesting similarities and differences between the Norwegian and US health care systems. We were each paired with a Norwegian student, and we were welcomed with open arms and learned an incredible amount about their approach to quality patient care!

Signing off from Oslo!!

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