Monthly Archives: May 2013

  • Caught Between the Healthcare Have & Have-Nots

    My husband Dallas and I are in Israel this week, on our way to Jordan and Qatar. A conversation came up around the differences between the U.S. healthcare system and the Israeli healthcare system. Currently in the U.S., you need insurance to make a doctor’s appointment. In Israel, you need only to call to make

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  • What Informs the Patient Experience?

    Continuing from my last post, I am on the same path, telling the same story, this time adding more density to the argument. There are three critical factors that inform the patient experience: (1) the acuity of the patient; (2) the acuity of the caregiver; and (3) the acuity of the environment of care. Higher

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  • The Power of Healing is the Nurse

    Telling the story of nursing is like telling the story of everyone who has been ill, been in an accident, or has held a vigil at the bed of a loved one whose last moment shall never be forgotten.  Almost every one of us has been touched by a nurse, starting with the day we

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  • The Last Time I Looked, My Mind & Body Were Both at Starbucks

    The question of mind-body relationship was never really questioned until Rene Descartes came up with the theory that that consciousness resided somewhere — and intelligence resided in the brain. None of us know exactly how he concocted the idea that the two were distinct from each other, and none of us know  if the argument

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