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The Healthcare Team, and why it ISN’T

Today, a member of #showmeyourstethoscope posted a picture that made me go…HUH? Nancy Compton posted this with a ‘What is wrong with this picture?’ sort of quote. The members naturally chimed in and we all laughed….and it struck me that WAY more was wrong with this picture than the obviously fake medical procedure going on… Continue reading The Healthcare Team, and why it ISN’T

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We have a future. I cannot wait to see it.

You know, I have been a little down lately.  My ‘brilliant’ idea seemed to be degenerating into a bunch of arguments about religion, vaccinations, and ‘howCanIpossiblyMakethisSomethingThatWillOffendMe?’ I know that all popular online communities go through the initial surge of memberships, the camaraderie and honeymoon phase, the marriage counseling phase, the drunken, vicious fight phase……..well, you… Continue reading We have a future. I cannot wait to see it.

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It’s so painful to let them go…

But how much pain are they in? Let’s talk about hospice.  I have never worked in hospice.  I have been part of many ‘terminal weans’ in the ICU, and part of less planned ‘holy-crap’ deaths in both the ER and the ICU.  Hospice is not something I have ever been remotely interested in. Until my… Continue reading It’s so painful to let them go…