Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Shout Outs

David E. Williams' Health Business Blog is this week's host of Grand Rounds.   You can read this week’s edition here.

Welcome to Grand Rounds 6:24. Regular readers know I provide a mix of health care wonkery, cheerleading of entrepreneurs, and light-hearted, humorous Grand Rounds. But this week’s batch of submissions is mostly in the pain and suffering category.

If you think I’m joking, read on.

Pain and suffering

Other Things Amanzi is profoundly affected by the death of a kidney transplant patient. The fellow walked into the hospital with the realistic hope of life without dialysis and departed on a cold morgue slate. Can’t win ‘em all, but that’s not much comfort in this case.

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Check out Dr Val's (Better Health) videos of the interviews done last week at the   HIMSS conference in Atlanta at the Better Health YouTube Channel:  BetterHealthLLC

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MamaTrauma is the host of the latest edition of Change of Shift (Vol 4, No 18) ! You can find the schedule and the COS archives at Emergiblog. (photo credit)

A year ago I was still in nursing school and in total awe of all the nurse bloggers I was reading when I should have been studying. Now not only am I working my dream job, I am hosting Change of Shift! It is such an honor to be counted among the ranks of all those nurse bloggers I am still so in awe of.  I hope you all enjoy reading this edition.

We’re starting off with Mother Jones and her commentary on Change of Shift: The Art of Giving Report.  It really is an art……

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St. Baldrick's is a fundraising foundation dedicated to raising funds for pediatric cancer research.  Shadowfax is Going Bald Once More

Yup, St Patrick's day is soon approaching, and that means that St Baldrick's day is also approaching…. 

This is my third year doing this, and I do it in memory of my friend Nathan Gentry, who lost his battle with Neuroblastoma at age seven, and in memory of Henry Scheck, who passed away from Medulloblastoma.

Thanks for your consideration.
Click here to donate.

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Allyson Beatrice, Cocktail Party Physics, writes about science and children’s books in her post:  food for juicy, young brains

…If you adore Science Verse, the same author and illustrator have given us Math Curse, Scieszka and Lane, Viking, 1995.

A young student with math anxiety discovers that his whole life is comprised of various math problems, but fortunately, math also offers him a solid solution. The illustrations are just as epic in silliness as Science Verse, as are the problems he encounters. From the moment he gets out of bed, he's presented with math problems as he tried to get dressed for school:

I have 1 white shirt,

3 blue shirts,

3 striped shirts,

and that 1 ugly plaid shirt my Uncle Zeno sent me.

How many shirts is that all together?

How many shirts would I have if I threw away that awful plaid shirt?

When will Uncle Zeno stop sending me such ugly shirts?

Everything seems to be a problem.

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I am a big fan of Medical Moments in 55 Words, but had no idea who the doctor behind the blog was until recently when fellow blogger Denver Doc and friend tweeted (@DocofAges)

Check out nice article on my blog: http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2010/03/05/health_and_care/

Here is the beginning of the Boston Globe article:

PRIMARY CARE medicine may be on the decline in prestige and pay, but the fancy surgical specialties can’t offer the same daily dose of satisfaction, heartbreak, and connection. Judy Paley, a primary care doctor with a two-person practice and a load of bills in Denver, has started a blog brimming with what she calls “close encounters of the life-saving kind.’’ Reading it is good for what ails you.

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I hope you will read Dr David’s recent post: The Irony of Patient Autonomy

One of the cornerstones of medical ethics is the concept of patient autonomy. MedicineNet.com provides a succinct definition: “The right of patients to make decisions about their medical care without their health care provider trying to influence the decision. Patient autonomy does allow for health care providers to educate the patient but does not allow the health care provider to make the decision for the patient.”……..

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Learned about this local charity group via  Arkansas Blog’s post:  Plant a tree

It's Tree Streets, an urban forestry project that is no more complicated than planting trees along public right of ways in the center city. It is about to plant its 1,000th tree. Think of the canopy of shade this work will provide for years after all the hole diggers, planters and waterers are gone.

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Dr Anonymous’ guests this week will be EMS Podcaster Greg Friese.  Come join us.

Upcoming Dr. A Shows (9pm ET)

3/18 : Dr. Lucy Hornstein from Musings Of A Dinosaur

 

You may 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

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