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OB Nurse. Cannabis Nurse.

By | Caregiver, Clinician, Consumer, ePatient, Podcasts | One Comment

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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Inspire Me Once, Inspire Me Twice

By | ePatient, Family man, Musician, Podcasts | No Comments

Chat with Sara Lorraine Snyder: ‘As a person living with a disability, we’re already used to the world being able to hurt us or bring us down, whether from other people judging or saying things or your body being funky and doing not behaving in an optimal way. Just knowing that now there’s something, especially for people like me living with lung conditions and whatnot that there’s something that can very well take us out if it so pleased.’

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My Optometrist Saved My Life

By | Clinician, ePatient, Podcasts | One Comment

My optometrist taught me the value of a small, repetitive practice that changed my brain pathways, my vision, and my life. Vision as a barometer of stress. Consider eye health in this work from home, high screen world.

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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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Share the Stories. Help the Helpers.

By | ePatient, Family man, Leader, Podcasts | No Comments

Stories are mirrors. It’s really about us. Our stories matter. Tell your story. As much as you can. Meld the stories together. Share the tragedy. Share the silver linings. Honor the caregivers. Help the helpers.

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Temporarily Able-Bodied People. We’re in This Together.

By | Advocate, Caregiver, Clinician, ePatient, Family man, Podcasts | 2 Comments

Covid19. Sad, angry, grieving. No grief without love. People with different abilities have a 15-min advantage on the temporarily able-bodied. Connect, learn, appreciate.

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The Zen of Relationship-Centered Measurement and Engagement

By | Caregiver, Clinician, ePatient, Leader, Podcasts, Researcher | No Comments

A conversation with Ellen Schultz. How can we best commit to improving what’s vital in our local health care system? Commitment is will, resources, and time. Measuring can’t take more effort than improving. Engage people at the center: patients, clinicians, and the people that support them. Focus on relationships. Measure consistency and sustainability. As in any health effort – exercise weak muscles.

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