Peyton Barthel


  

Peyton Barthel

Auburn University School of Nursing
Auburn , AL
United States

Peyton always interacts with patients in a way that makes them feel safe and loved. On multiple occasions, Peyton and I had the opportunity to pray with patients that asked to be prayed with. We saw this have a very calming effect. On one occasion a teenage girl was at the hospital alone and being prepared for an appendectomy. I asked this girl if she wanted a chaplain to come pray with her to help relieve her fears. She very much wanted this. Upon finding that the chaplain had gone home for the day, Peyton happily filled in and prayed aloud over the scared girl. After the prayer, the patient had a dramatically different demeanor. It was obvious that Peyton's compassion had helped the patient have peace of mind. This is just one example of many times when Peyton was a smiling face and a comforting presence to a patient in need.