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

Self-Promotion of Journey’s End…

There is nothing like coming home and finding a box leaning against your front door and when you rip it open, there are your author copies of the book that you spent 2.5 years writing and editing! Such joy, such elation, such happiness, such a sense of accomplishment... so, Julie and I are busy marketing and… Continue reading Self-Promotion of Journey’s End…

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

Raising Awareness for the Topics of Death, Dying, and End of Life…

So to compliment my role as a case manager and group facilitator with older adults, I have a mission and purpose in the areas of death and dying. Not a topic most want to think about or even contemplate, but in order to be born, we will die one day. For many, death and dying… Continue reading Raising Awareness for the Topics of Death, Dying, and End of Life…

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

Attitudes and opportunities: Medical students’ and doctors’ attitudes towards older patients — British Geriatrics Society

Another article I have to share as I have worked with older adults/seniors for 17 years. My past work was with youth and families and adults with mental health issues, but my passion is older adults! This is a great article with excellent information-take a look!     Dr Rajvinder Samra is a Chartered Psychologist… Continue reading Attitudes and opportunities: Medical students’ and doctors’ attitudes towards older patients — British Geriatrics Society

Healthcare

The Intimacy Gap

I used to think that there was a communication gulf between doctors and patients. Somewhere in the hub-bub of of the harried office visit some secret sauce was missing. A divide that was so fundamental that both parties often left the room feeling disjointed and uneasy. Patients wondered if doctors truly heard them. Physicians wondered… Continue reading The Intimacy Gap

Healthcare, ICU

The Iatroref Study: Caring, the Healthcare providers to care patients

Research studies focusing on the critical patient safety are increasing. The flaws in the system and human factors are the main cause of adverse events. The complexity of the factors that contribute to health care risk required to deep through its analysis, in order to establish strategies for improvement in one of the key of… Continue reading The Iatroref Study: Caring, the Healthcare providers to care patients

Healthcare, ICU

Moral Distress in the ICU Team

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. A few days ago Dr. Vicente Gómez-Tello sent me this article published in Critical Care Medicine in December 2014, because he knew that it could interest us: A Qualitative Study Exploring Moral Distress in the ICU Team: The Importance of Unit Functionality and Intrateam Dynamics. Again the qualitative research… Continue reading Moral Distress in the ICU Team

Healthcare, Humanity

We Will Always Have This

As I have said before, when done correctly,  doctoring is an act of love. It is founded on the most basic of human interactions, intimacy.  Patients open their doors and closets revealing a treasure trove of brutal humanity. Physicians dedicate themselves to healing, to upholding a sacred covenant born of tears and blood.  It is… Continue reading We Will Always Have This