Jonathan Wilbourne

Jonathan Wilbourne

Jonathan Wilbourne, RN

Emergency Department
Swedish Medical Center - Issaquah
Issaquah, Washington
United States

I came into the ER and as soon as I saw John I noticed his calm and warm appearance.  After all the tests, I knew I was fine but I felt icky.  What I really needed was human connection and warmth.  Literally and figuratively. I asked John if he would hold my hand and he said, "I'd love to".  We had a sweet conversation about how love and human connection and touch are the most healing "medicines".  I could feel my entire body relax and my nervous system return back to normal.  It was his warm, calm kindness that helped soothe my "shock" more than anything.  I admire John's capacity for calmness and human warmth.  Thank you, John, for your warm, kind, gentle human touch!