thriving-in-scrubs Thriving in Scrubs: Making Mistakes One of the most traumatic experiences doctors go through is making mistakes. Though they try to prevent errors at all costs, they will inevitable make mistakes at some point in their training and career. How can they cope with the repercussions – for the patient as well as for themselves, legally, mentally, and emotionally? How can the medical community support one another through the process, instead of silencing the mistake, thus perpetuating shame and guilt?
Contributor: Adam SapersteinOctober 30, 2019Topics: / /
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: / /
Washington-Post Suicide in Veterinarians has become a growing problem Vets, like other medical professionals, enter the field because of their compassion for treating the lives of animals. That same drive and spirit of competition can also lead to compassion fatigue, burnout and depression. Their proximity with death - the regular task of euthanasia of animals - also sets up them to have access to tools for suicide. It's a growing crisis.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoJanuary 29, 2019Topics: / / / / / / Keywords: / /
TEDx We train soldiers for war; let's train them to come home too. (10min) TedTalk -- Before soldiers are sent into combat, they're trained on how to function in an immensely dangerous environment. But they also need training on how to return from the battlefield to civilian life, says psychologist Hector Garcia. Applying the same principles used to prepare soldiers for war, Garcia is helping veterans suffering from PTSD get their lives back.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoJanuary 29, 2019Topics: / / / / Keywords: / / /
New York Times Helping patients face death, she fought to live A palliative care doctor, faced with extensive metastatic cancer, grappled with what she recommended for patients and what she wanted for herself - which was treatment and cure, at all cost.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoDecember 5, 2018Topics: / / / Keywords: / / / /
New York Times My Human Doctor Medical school teaches us to examine, to research, to treat. We don’t learn to err and recover.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoOctober 12, 2018Topics: / / Keywords: / / /
New York Times Injecting Drugs can ruin a heart - how many second chances should a user get? A life-threatening heart infection afflicts a growing number of people who inject opioids or meth. Costly surgery can fix it, but the addiction often goes unaddressed.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoOctober 3, 2018Topics: / / / / Keywords: / / / /
RadioLab The Fix (whole episode - 43min) This episode we take a sober look at the throbbing, aching, craving desire states that return people (again and again) to the object of their addiction … and the pills that just might set them free.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoOctober 1, 2018Topics: / Keywords: /
tedmed_wh_rgb Confront harm and prevent medical casualties (~10min) - LtGen Horoho Patricia Horoho, retired Lieutenant General in the U.S. Army and the first woman and first nurse to serve as the Army’s Surgeon General, reveals how healthcare can cause harm by sins of commission and omission.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoOctober 1, 2018Topics: / / / / / Keywords:
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