June is bustin' out all over . . . . Lord knows my nose knows it, thanks to all the pollen in the air these days. Check out the classic movie rendition of this set piece (well worth the eight-minute investment), let your coffee and/or antihistamines kick in, and then let's dive into the past week's medblogging, loosely categorized into insights of patient bloggers, provider bloggers, bloggers I've met in real life (the number keeps growing), bloggers following the money trail through the health care thicket, and bloggers who are or should be dancing and/or shirtless (watch the whole movie clip . . . on second thought, let's leave it at dancing).
Having recently lost my mother, this “end-of-life”discussion is even more important in my mind than previously. I am glad that my brothers and sisters all knew our mother’s wishes. As this recent article in The Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society puts it “it’s about living, not fighting death.” Have the discussions with your family while you can. (pages 8-10; may need to be AMS member)
Hello! Welcome to Change of Shift, the carnival dedicated to nurses and nursing!
I’ll start out with a couple of posts about an entity that most nurses everywhere deal with: families. Family members can be a huge help, or they can be the bane of our existence. Usually they lie somewhere in between, being neither overly helpful (which is good if the family “helps” by silencing IV pumps and ventilators) or especially annoying. Nurse Ausmed starts us off with a potpourri of family scenarios. Just as patients come in all shapes in sizes, so do families!
I am planning to Run Melbourne because I want to prove that I can make myself do something ridiculous (that might actually make me fitter).
However, I can use this self-indulgent experience to raise money for breast cancer research. I chose this charity because I have worked with and operated on many women (and men) with breast cancer. This disease is so common that small advances can improve the outcomes for many.
Send some money their way, won't you?
- Dr Pascale Lane (May 1, 2009)
- Dr. Barbara Goodman (May 4, 2009)
- Wendee Holtcamp (May 9, 2009)
- Janet Stemwedel (May 10, 2009)
- Dr. Pamela Carmines (May 14, 2009)
- Dr. Hannah Carey (May 16, 2009)
Dr. Hannah Jang-Condell (May 23, 2009)
If you’re traveling along, and you happen to see this blue truck pulling a trailer … then you’ve found us. Honk, Wave, Smile, let us know that you care !!!
This week Dr Anonymous will be “on location.” Not sure what that means yet, but am looking forward to finding out. I hope you will join us. The show begins at 9 pm EST.
You can check out the archives of his Blog Talk Radio show. Here is the upcoming schedule:
6/4: Dr. A Show: On Location
6/11: Podcast Guru Cliff Ravenscraft
6/18: Podcamp Ohio Pre-show
6/25: Podcamp Ohio Post-show
July: Summer Vacation