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Renaming Palliative Care – We Need to Change Our Attitude to Dying

This great comment form the Washington Post was forwarded to me by the co-manager of the end-of-life group we are running. It makes the point that we not only need to think differently about palliative care, but about dying. The Washington Post 9/8/2020 Health Perspective In pandemic era, the term palliative care is even more…
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The COVID-19 Surveillance We Are Ignoring

Sometimes you hear of a brilliant idea and are thinking “why isn’t everyone jumping on this?” A Smart Thermometer to Detect COVID-19 Early When it’s an idea that could have a major impact on the spread of COVID-19, it’s even more frustrating that the powers-that-be aren’t implementing. I am talking about the Kinsa Health atypical…
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Gladiators Nursing Corona

I took my life in my hands the other day - wanting to see how things are on the front lines of the COVID-19 epidemic.  Grace and I with our defensive gear To do this, I went and shadowed Grace Frye one of the nursing team on 2 South - the unit that has been…
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Deadly Falls

It's good to come across some basic, low-tech, common sense medical care that has the potential to save a lot of morbidity and mortality in this day and age where everyone seems obsessed with the latest high-tech gizmos – the latest surgical robot that the local hospital has acquired; the latest telemedicine portal your doctor…
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