Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Shout Outs

Bongi, other things amanzi, is the host for this week’s Grand Rounds.  You can read this week’s edition here.

it's not just the soccer world cup that is on south african shores but the great grand rounds, something that some would say is far more important than the world cup (ok only one guy would actually say that and he is in a psychiatric institution in outer mongolia) is also presently hosted in south africa!!! proudly south african!!!

but time to see what the bloggers have dished up for us this week.

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Kim, Emergiblog, is the host of the latest edition of Change of Shift (Vol 5, No 1) which marks the beginning of the 5th year!   You can find the schedule and the COS archives at Emergiblog. (photo credit)

Welcome to the Change of Shift anniversary edition!

Today marks the beginning of Change of Shift’s fifth year.

Thanks to everyone who responded with suggestions for our carnival! I’ll be compiling those thoughts into a future post (let’s just say link lists are out…).

Many thanks to those who contributed! This week, I’ve added a few new-to-me nursing blogs I’ve discovered along with favorite CoS regulars………

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NPR has a wonderful series called StoryCorps were family members interview one another.  In this one, two young children interview their father about his bionic hand:  For Kids, Dad's Bionic Hand Recalls 'Star Wars'

In 2007, Eric Jones survived a bout with cancer, but complications from his treatment led doctors to amputate his right hand. He then became one of the first Americans to receive a bionic hand. He recently spoke with his son Alex, 7, and daughter, Lanie, 10, about his recovery.

"How did you get your bionic hand, Dad?" Lanie asks.

"On the Internet," her father says.

"Did you just go to Google and look up, um ... 'bionic hand?' " she asks…..

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Interesting article on lack of remuneration to organ donations via a tweet by @txmed -- “The organ donor—alone among all the participants in the world of transplantation—receives no benefit http://bit.ly/cWImng”:  Our Deeply Unethical National Organ Policy (bold emphasis is mine)

………Everyone involved in the organ transplantation process benefits handsomely, except the donor. Organ transplantation provides a wonderful example of life-saving science and technology deployed in serving mankind. It is also a thriving industry. The entire transplant team, including the surgeons, nurses, technicians, pharmacists, nephrologists, and other specialists are well-paid for their respective roles in providing organ transplant service. The medical centers at which transplants are performed are also handsomely compensated. The procedure feeds revenue into virtually every facet of the hospital. It occupies rooms, keeps labs busy, requires numerous expensive tests, and staff at all levels benefit. The pharmaceutical industry certainly benefits, as transplant patients remain on various expensive drugs to protect their new organ for the rest of their lives. Then, of course, there is the recipient who is, perhaps, compensated best of all. He or she gets his or her life back. Only the donor, who gives the most and without whom the entire process would grind to an abrupt halt, is required to forego any material recompense for his or her service.………………..

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TBTAM has been interviewed by Womens Health.gov

I was privileged to be the featured interview this month at the Spotlight on Women's Health series at Womenshealth.gov, the website of the Office of Women's Health. Thanks to the editors for their thoughtful questions and  for the opportunity to speak to women about HPV, healthy living and, of course, cooking!

 

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The Alliance for American Quilts received 115 quilts for it’s “New from Old Quilt Contest Contest.”  You can see all the quilts here.  My entry was “Label Me.”  The winner was this lovely quilt called “Metal Measures” by Jamie Fingal of California.

Measuring tape fabric, wool felt, old zippers, embroidery thread. Fabric was Mistyfused onto zippers and handsewn into place. Zigzag on domestic machine to felt.

The quintessential American design made into a modern day log cabin that is heavy on the metal.

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Dr Anonymous’ BTR show will be on summer break until late August.

Upcoming shows (9pm ET)

Jul-Aug: Summer Break
8/26: Dr. A Show 3rd Anniversary

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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