Aging/Gerontology, Health Conditions/Diseases, Healthcare, Humanity, News, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Rapid assessment and frailty — British Geriatrics Society

This is awesome news and more hospitals should do this! Care beds for older adults and rapid assessment and treatment. Thoughts?   Beverley Marriott is a Advanced nurse practitioner working in the Birmingham community healthcare foundation trust. She is also a King’s College Older Person Fellow. There continues to be a growing emphasis on older people… Continue reading Rapid assessment and frailty — British Geriatrics Society

Aging/Gerontology, End-of-Life, Grief/Grieving/Bereavement, Healthcare, Humanity, ICU, News, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

“Journey’s End: Death, Dying, and the End of Life”: Is out Soon!

A book that has been in the makings for almost 2.5 years........a well thought out book that focuses on death, dying, and end of life issues with over 50 contributors mostly from Canada and the U.S.A. and a few from other countries around the world! The book has many chapters that focus on death of… Continue reading “Journey’s End: Death, Dying, and the End of Life”: Is out Soon!

Aging/Gerontology, Education, Healthcare, Humanity, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Change for Older Adults is Needed!

As my clients are aging, I see the challenges they face and what is lacking in the current healthcare system.  This has led me to End-of-Life issues, Palliative Care and an interest in healthcare.  I have come to see that there needs to be a shift and focus on allowing seniors to 'age in place' and the… Continue reading Change for Older Adults is Needed!

ICU

The ten barriers to appropriate management of patients at the end of their life

In the article published in Intensive Care Medicine by Hillamn y Cardona-Morell, the main barriers that hinder an appropriate management of patients at the end of life are described. It is becoming more common the dilemma of admitting and treat in ICU certain patients that intensive medicine no longer can offer them what they really… Continue reading The ten barriers to appropriate management of patients at the end of their life

Healthcare

Insensible Losses: When The Medical Community Forgets The Family

http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/34/4/707.full This article really makes any person or professional re-think the strategy they use to engage with patients and family. With a patient or clients permission, the family should be part of the diagnosis and assessment process along with the plan. See part of the article below and review the link to read the rest.......… Continue reading Insensible Losses: When The Medical Community Forgets The Family

Healthcare

“12 months, 12 gestures” spreading music in Hospitals

We give one step further within the initiative "12 months, 12 gestures" and focus on a word that represents the essence of the great work we do every day as health professionals: ACCOMPANYING Because we accompany our patients and their families every day. We accompany them since they are born until they die, often in… Continue reading “12 months, 12 gestures” spreading music in Hospitals

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My First Lesson in Humility

I remember being more confident that most of my peers. The look of dread on my fellow interns face pre-call, and the fatigue post-call always seemed unnatural to me. Maybe it was on account of my life-long pursuit of medicine. I felt nothing but elation at the newly branded "M" and "D" that came after… Continue reading My First Lesson in Humility