Today, I gave an hour's presentation on various complementary therapies that we use in hospice to 60 graduate nurses. Although I quoted several double-blind placebo-controlled studies on aromatherapy and its effectiveness, I guess some people refuse to hear you unless they have the piece of paper in hand. The majority of the evaluations loved the presentation but one young man wrote that "testimonials don't convince me." I guess his hearing went out when I talked about the studies. I'd like to say he's the loser here, but truthfully, that comment bothers me. He'll go out and into practice in a clinical setting and totally disregard many wonderful therapies that could help his patients and their families.
One advantage of working in hospice is that I get to play with all the therapy dogs. This is Asher, a Corgi.