Viewing the ICU differently

In early June I was invited to attend and speak at a Patient Care Consortium in Chicago, Illinois as part of my role in an ethnographic study on interprofessional teamwork and patient and family involvement in the intensive care setting. My talk was in front of more than fifty experts across the field of critical … Continue reading Viewing the ICU differently

Ending a career, but saving a life

“Wow!  You’re so tall, you must play basketball!” For those readers who were also vertically gifted growing up, you may have experienced similar remarks from new acquaintances, extended family members, random people at the grocery store.. I would usually say thank you and laugh it off.  How I really wanted to respond was something like, … Continue reading Ending a career, but saving a life

“I don’t know how I feel about that!”

Something I have come to notice, during my summer blogging hiatus, is that it easy, safe, comfortable.. to refrain from taking a certain position on any given subject. If you do not commit then your opinion cannot be scrutinized.  You are safe from criticism and challenge. But if your inner critic is too overpowering and you only ruminate on your thoughts and feelings, how can you … Continue reading “I don’t know how I feel about that!”

A Matter of Perspective

This post is my response to Day 9 of The Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge hosted by WeGo Health.  Today’s prompt: Patients, what advice or tips do you have for caregivers out there - professional or otherwise! Being a caregiver is no easy task.  With the deinstitutionalization of health care it has meant that more caring … Continue reading A Matter of Perspective