Burned Out

Walter was far older than his chronological age. A mere thirteen years, he kept company with a much older crew. Doctors, nurses, and CNA’s were his constant companions. The other kids on his floor were either too sick to interact, or came and left within a matter of days. But not Walter. His heart was…

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Day 2 #UCIamable (friendly ICU): Yoga in ICU of Hospital 12 de Octubre

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. Day 2 #UCIamable (friendly ICU) Campaining, and Maria Soledad Martínez Ávila shares with us a very interesting research project. Stay alert: Yoga is an ancient practice that appears in the Indus Valley in the 17th Century BC. There are different types of yoga, the most widespread and known in…

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Health care at the end of life: Trending Topic

Articles of opinion, research studies or reports of Scientific Societies in relation to care for the patients at the end of life have been numerous in recent months. It is an issue which is of concern to citizens and health professionals. Health institutions and services have not succeeded in producing processes that, based on scientific…

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Getting Started With a Health Blog  

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. We would like to share today the article published on February 3 in the HealthManagement.org blog that will come out in paper in the next issue of ICU Management, the journal whose Editor in Chief is nothing more and nothing less than the Professor Jean-Louis Vincent, head of the…

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The Benefits to Attending Conferences

I was fortunate enough to be ‘in the right place at the right time’ as the expression goes. Thanks to my moderating a group on LinkedIn in an area that interests me both professionally and personally, I just attended The National Forum on Patient Experience in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The forum began on a high note…

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The Gap Between Rich and Poor

The gap between rich and poor is growing. There used to be a ‘middle class’ but I find this segment disappearing. There is the wealthy and everyone else. Everyone else describes those who used to be classified as middle class or lower-middle class and those that live in poverty. Poverty also has its classifications of…

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Globe and Mail & CBC-Canadian Healthcare and Economics

This link is worth taking a look at. We may not want to think about economics, but as healthcare is a huge topic of discussion here in Canada, we need to. The health sector, public and private (and let’s not forget we have plenty of both), is an economic driver, a generator of wealth, a…

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New Stroke Detection

Strokes are devastating and the rehabilitation is a long process. What if a stroke could be detected before it happened or at least the likelihood of one occurring? An estimated 50,000 strokes occur in Canada each year. One in four is a “cryptogenic” stroke, meaning a stroke of unknown cause. Presented Thursday at the International…

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WHO-Social Determinants to Health

http://www.who.int/social_determinants/en/ This is worth reading on social determinants to health according to the World Health Organization. “The social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age, including the health system. These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of money, power and resources at global, national and local levels.”…

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