The Lens of Genetic Disease This is a poignant blog written by a mom with a daughter diagnosed with Batten disease. The incredible part is that her daughter and another of the girls mentioned in the blog were treated with a rapid gene- therapy and may be cured of their disease. This is a reflection on that journey, the hope, and the worry.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoOctober 13, 2019Topics: /
I'll Get That Checked Out Soon In busy professional lives, and in an area where burnout is a hot-button item, our lack of self-care can lead to health care practitioners not really practicing what they preach. The consequences can be fatal.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoSeptember 10, 2019Topics: / / Keywords: / /
NY_Mag_com_lockup Myths about physical racial differences were used to justify slavery — and are still believed by doctors today.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoAugust 17, 2019Topics: /
Atlantic The Weight I Carry (10min read) The author shares an inside look on how he feels about the weight he carries, from the worry he has riding the subway to the way he plans which restaurants will have the right combination of tables and booths to seat him. He talks about what makes him eat and what makes him want to lose weight. It's gripping and honest. Worthwhile read.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoMarch 24, 2019Topics: / Keywords: /
pulse_blog_banner_200x216pixels A Soldier's Tale (by Scott Janssen) Scott Janssen is a hospice social worker and member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's trauma-informed care work group. His book Standing at Lemhi Pass: Archetypal Stories for the End of Life and Other Challenging Times explores the use of storytelling with hospice patients and families. "I think a lot about the guy in this story, wondering what happened to him and his wife, and hoping that the dice are always loaded in their favor."
Contributor: Jennifer ChangMarch 11, 2019Topics: / /
Stress, burnout and coping mechanisms in Nurse Anesthetists An increasing number of nurse anesthesia programs are identifying stress, burnout and poor coping mechanisms in their students, but the system has not been set up to address it well. This is a look at the scope of the problem.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoMarch 6, 2019Topics: Keywords: / / /
on being One family's struggle with schizophrenia Krista Tippett talks with a family struggling with schizophrenia. This is a listen or a read (transcript)
Contributor: Francesca CiminoMarch 6, 2019Topics: / / Keywords: / /
WSJ-Logo wall street Preparing for a good end of life The best way to achieve a peaceful death is by planning ahead and enlisting the help of loved ones.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoFebruary 11, 2019Topics: Keywords: / /
When Art Talks: Expressions of Clinician Well-Being This exhibition, organized by the National Academy of Medicine's Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience, showcases art created by clinicians, students, patients and loved ones, and represents their views clinician burnout and well-being.
Contributor: Jennifer ChangFebruary 2, 2019Topics: / / / Keywords: /