Christian Sinclair, M.D., Pallimed, is this week's host of Grand Rounds. Nice edition! You can read it here.
Welcome to another edition of Grand Rounds (v 5.5), the best of the medical blogosphere. Below I have taken the liberty to edit down to what I considered the most provocative, most interesting, or most literary posts published in the last week. I have included all submissions in the first comment of this post so that everyone can see all the posts submitted. (As far as the topic of changing goals of care, there were not enough posts that really focused on the topic so it will be shelved until next time.)
Nursing school is hard work. We all had our good days and our bad days, but we somehow made it through nursing school despite our bad hair days. Check out this picture. That’s me taking care of Snoopy back in 1977. Thank God I had my cap to cover that hideous perm! I got this picture out of my school yearbook. Pictures from yearbooks can do a couple of things. They can come back to haunt us as well as teach us about the history of the nursing profession.
You may wish to watch this video before you read further. If not, do watch it afterwards. It's brilliant. Just over two minutes.
21 accents from around the world by Amy Walker
When I showed burial garments before a couple of people were interested in the patterns. I'm afraid to say the pattern I used for the boy suit, by Barbara Wampler of Florida, is no longer available on the internet. The hat is identical to Barbara's bonnet pattern but with a small brim added. A similar gown, but with a draw sting base, is available from the Carewear site in their newsletter from June 06, but WARNING this is a large PDF file and will take a while to download depending on your connection. Page 27 onwards is the pattern in various sizes. The AC4C yahoo group has a similar pattern, in a smaller size, but with no waistcoat.
I'm one of the many twentysomethings out there trying to make something of herself. I have a bachelor of music degree in piano performance from Penn State University (main campus) and a bachelor of science in nursing degree that I got through an accelerated second-degree program. I'm currently working towards obtaining my master's degree in nursing to become a pediatric nurse practitioner.