Amy D. Lower is a clinical faculty lecturer in the Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, OH. Contact author: firstname.lastname@example.org. Reflections is coordinated by Madeleine Mysko, MA, RN: email@example.com. Illustration by Barbara Hranilovich.
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As her father's hospital stay is prolonged, a nurse struggles with a newfound sense of helplessness.