1. for many of them, doctors wrote an order for [B]heavy medicaiton[/B]-morphin by the clock. Here what does the underlined part mean?
2. This was not talked about openly and little was written about it.--what does this sentence mean?
3.When patitnets start to get very sick, they(doctors) often seem to fall apart all at once. the reverse is true. . what is the exact meaning of fall apart and what does it men by the reverse is true?
Again I am looking forward to seeing your reply.Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!
For your first question, 'morphine by the clock' means a dose of medication that is administered through a machine on a regular basis - every half-hour, or hour, etc. There is no need for a doctor or a nurse to give the medication, only to decide on the amount and the frequency. They will monitor the results and adjust the dose as needed.
For your third question (I hope the above is OK for questions 1 and 2), 'fall apart' means to become emotionally unstable - to be unsure of what to do, how to do it, and to be too emotional to do anything worthwhile/profitable. As for 'the reverse is true', it means that the doctors do all they can and are unaffected by emotions and the situation - although people think that this a difficult time for the doctors and that their emotions may be too strong for them to do their job properly, they ignore their feelings and continue with the task at hand - with admirable results!
Hope this helps - and good luck.