Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Shout Outs

Health Technology News is this week's host of Grand Rounds. You can read this week’s edition here.

Welcome to Grand Rounds! A special post-Thanksgiving edition serving up Seinfeld as the lighter fare after the big holiday meal.

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Kim, Emergiblog, is the host of the latest edition of Change of Shift (Vol 4, No 11) !   It is the Thanksgiving edition.  You can find the schedule and the COS archives at Emergiblog. (photo credit)

Happy Thanksgiving from Change of Shift!

A ton of great submissions, and not a single turkey among them!

Sit down, grab a hot cup of coffee, let that Thanksgiving dinner settle (all diets start tomorrow) and enjoy the best of the nursing blogosphere!

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H/T to T, Notes of an Anesthesioboist, for the link to this post:   The Art of Inclusive Language  by Ann Pietrangelo

Inclusive language can be a virtual minefield for writers, where any misstep can result in offending the reader. Even if the writer lives with chronic illness or disability, the possibility of offending others is ever-present.

Did I say that right… “lives with chronic illness or disability?” I ask because I’ve been taken to task about my terminology. The brief bio that appears after each post in this space includes the phrase, “as a multiple sclerosis patient…” Feedback indicates that this may not be the correct term and is, in fact, insulting and just plain wrong

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I caught this on NPR last week.  It is something all of us need to think and talk about:  “What Would You Give Up For Safer Roads?”

As part of NPR's "On The Road To Safety" series, we'll ask listeners what they'd be willing to do for safer roads. Tell us: Would you pay more taxes for better highways? Ban cell phone use entirely? Take the keys from mom and dad? Change speed limits? Buy different cars?

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H/T to @laikas for the following tweet which links to a very informative posts for all of us who blog (I am guilty of many of those 10 mistakes.):

Do U Make these 10 Mistakes When U Blog? http://bit.ly/5EZc8S - I fear I do make some of these mistakes, good tips

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Don’t forget the contest Dr Wes and his wife, Diane, are holding: US Healthcare Reform Photoshop Contest. Winner will receive an 8Meg iPod Touch.

 

 

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H/T to @Christina1973 for the link to this wonderful article on an 83 year old retired nurse doing mission work!

At 83, Sarah Hackett could have spent Thanksgiving with her great-grandchildren in the gracious Annisquam village home her family has owned since 1829, overlooking placid Lobster Cove.

Instead, she rose at 3:30 a.m. Thursday to catch a dawn flight from Boston to Haiti, trekking once more to the poor mountain town of Fond des Blancs where she will live for the next several months. Since she retired in 1993 from a nursing career, she has returned every year for seven or eight months at a time, creating projects that help some of the poorest people in the Western Hemisphere stay healthy and make a living……….

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H/T to @purplesque  for the link to the New York Times article on surgery for OCD.  It’s the same article that Shrink Rap discusses in their post:  Surgery for OCD?

Benedict Carey writes about surgical treatments for obsessive compulsive disorder in yesterday's New York Times in "Surgery for Mental Ills Offers both Hope and Risks,"

In one procedure, called a cingulotomy, doctors drill into the skull and thread wires into an area called the anterior cingulate. There they pinpoint and destroy pinches of tissue that lie along a circuit in each hemisphere that connects deeper, emotional centers of the brain to areas of the frontal cortex, where conscious planning is centered.

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This week Dr. Lisa will be the guest on  the Dr Anonymous’ show.   The show returns to its usual Thursday night slot,  9 pm EST.

You may also want to listen to the shows in his Archives. Here are some to get you started:

GruntDoc, Sid Schwab, Dr. Val, Kevin MD, Rural Doctoring, Emergiblog, Crzegrl, Dr. Wes, TBTAM, Gwenn O'Keeffe, Bongi, Paul Levy, John Halamka, and ScanMan

1 comment:

StorytellERdoc said...

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