Some Words to Work By

Having worked in the field of Social Services for many years, I can acknowledge quite openly that the way I think and interact with my clients and co-workers has changed over the years. Call it maturity, wisdom, experience, even trial and error, but I like to think it’s a sign of growth and continuous understanding….

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Adding a voice to the conversation

Originally posted on Hospice Matters:
by Jaqueline Lee, UNC School of Medicine We knocked on the door to our next patient’s door. She was a new resident at a rehabilitation and nursing facility just outside of Charlotte. “We are from palliative care” we explained to her nurse who was busy giving a bath to our patient’s…

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Let Me Tell You Who I am Now….

Sometimes we come across a blog post that just speaks to us, resonates with us….this is one of those posts. My heart goes out to Angela; to have a child die does not seem to follow the natural order of things. What is important is that the death is talked about, the grief allowed to…

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Changes are Needed for Seniors Living Alone

Changes are Needed for Seniors Living Alone– OTTITI- habitation, hebergement services par Victoria Brewster 2 avril 2015 Recently, I attended the funeral of a senior who was living alone in the community and died alone in the community. If it wasn’t for an adult child and a friend expressing some concern because she did not…

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The ABIM Is Trying to Be relevant; Choose Wisely

The American Board of Internal Medicine is irrelevant. It has always been. I realized this when I first certified in Internal Medicine in 2002. The test was largely fact based and filled with information that I would never need to know in practice. It did not measure my diagnostic acumen, or my physical exam skills,…

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