Source: NPR https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2022/05/13/1098867553/nurse-sentenced-probation This is a tough one. Did she make a grave mistake? Yes. Did she do it intentionally? No. Did she take accountability immediately? Yes. Did the hospital defend their employee? No. Did they fail to report the accident on Murphey's death certificate? Yes. They paid the family out of court and attached a gag order.
There are no winners here. The Murphey's lost thei
Where do we go from here? What precedent of criminalizing medical mistakes? Source: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2022/03/25/1088902487/former-nurse-found-guilty-in-accidental-injection-death-of-75-year-old-patient RaDonda Vaught, a former nurse criminally prosecuted for a fatal drug error in 2017, was convicted of gross neglect of an impaired adult and negligent homicide on Friday after a three-day trial in Nashville, Tenn., that gripped nurses across the count
We are on a fast-moving train on a collision course. Our society is in need of a healthy and robust healthcare workforce, but we are witnessing an aging profession, obsolete paradigms, an inability to afford, train, and educate the workforce, increasing regulatory requirements, and an aging population. 👇🏼 All of this is happening in the midst of a strained healthcare system brought on by COVID-19. Hospitals have responded by cutting pay, furloughing, laying off workers, inc
👇 Lots has changed without you. You are irreplaceable. Here is an excerpt from #notinvainapromisekept on #nationaldaughtersday 👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇 I won’t lie and say it has all been easy since you died for our family or without strife, but I find nothing in life worth fighting for. 👇 We all handled your loss differently. I don’t believe in the “norms” of grief; I think we are all managing the best we can. 👇 They say death can bring out the best and worst in families. I thi
As we get older, we all start to forget stuff. Usually, it's gracefully, but some are not that lucky and get head injuries, early-onset #Alzheimers, post-concussive syndrome, #TBI, and now I'm hearing long-term #covidbrain. All of these can be life-altering diagnoses. I had a grand mal seizure, yep full #tonicclonic where I flew from one room to another, hit my tile floor, and turned blue a little over a year after my mom passed away. I can't say it was shocking because I
When Covid-19 hit the United States in 2020 and hospitals became overwhelmed with patients, they had to think fast and try and slow the spread by shutting down hospitals and nursing homes for family visits. Looking hindsight, particularly with nursing homes, took a terrible toll on the elderly residents and caused major depression, loneliness, helplessness, and further cognitive decline. As the country watched families try and make the best out of a bad situation, we saw c
Nonmaleficence is the obligation of a physician not to harm the patient. This should scare you. Over the weekend, I saw some disturbing headlines in which, physicians, hospitals, and political pundits, are considering and giving their opinions on whether they will or can deny care to the unvaccinated who contract Covid-19. If you don't believe me, google it. Attached are two examples, but there are many. We don't owe the unvaccinated priority on hospital care https://www.g
You will eventually understand this. 👇🏼 I felt it this deeply. We all will eventually be here. It's the cycle of life. 👇🏼 When my mom was fighting #ovariancancer, I remember she would always say, "I don't want to be a burden," even during the last fucking week of her life. She was never a #burden. 👇🏼 She was so strong, proud, and always putting herself last. She was more worried about us during her entire battle with #cancer than herself. 😥♥️ 👇🏼 I'm lucky enough
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/29/well/mind/mental-health-day.html This is spot on but unfortunately many employees that are in high pressure jobs burn out before they will take time off for #mentalhealth.
After my Mom passed away I was given many opportunities to take time because my employer saw a walking mess. Because they were so supportive during her illness I felt I owed them to be in the office. It was a huge mistake as I was down to a size 0, had severe acute de