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Safe Living in a Pandemic – Help!?

By Advocate, Researcher, Caregiver, ePatient, Informaticist, Family man, Podcasts One Comment

Why can’t we fill in personal data and routine community COVID stats into a web form and calculate our risk of infection and mortality? Anyone working on it? Plus another dose of unintended consequences. A brief episode with Health Hats.

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Chronic Pain. A Jealous Narcissist.

By Advocate, Researcher, Caregiver, ePatient, Clinician, Podcasts One Comment

Life with chronic pain is being a stranger in a strange land whether you have the pain, live with someone who experiences chronic pain, or treat people with chronic pain. You all have much in common and little in common. The more we can speak the same language, use the same descriptors, and shortcuts, and understand each other’s dreams and pressures, the better we function as a team. Penney Cowan’s American Chronic Pain Association is for the whole team.

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OB Nurse. Cannabis Nurse.

By Caregiver, ePatient, Clinician, Consumer, Podcasts 2 Comments

Staying sane in an insane situation. How do our front-line, essential workers, all of them juggling duty, passion, family, income, pressure? How do moms, babies, and their partners manage the blurring of tragedy and trauma and hope and possibility? I’m grateful for nurses like Jodi Churchill Chapin, OB and Green Nurse. You’re in my heart. Let’s celebrate the year of the nurse.

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Covid19: End-of-Life Choices

By Advocate, Caregiver, ePatient, Family man, Podcasts No Comments

At least 67,000 individuals have died of Covid19 in the US and 244K worldwide so far. Each death is a family’s grief. How do we advocate for ourselves, each other? Palliative care = feeling less miserable. Have you discussed end-of-life and palliative care with your family? Do it now.

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