JAMA Forum: Campaign Wars: Health Policy in a Fantasy World – http://wp.me/p13lz7-3mE Interesting article. Not unopinionated, but interesting.
For me, it’s been a hard week. Perhaps its the full moon, or staffing issues or possibly even in long term care we have turn-over on the floor. Whatever the reason is, I’m pretty burnt. However, it’s Thanksgiving tomorrow. To be honest, I’m not a big fan of the holiday. I have no problem cooking… Continue reading Being grateful
There is a very interesting debate happening in the opinion pages of the NY times over whether hospitals should have the ability to force somebody to go into rehab. I can’t say who I agree with. Both sides make intelligent points. I hesitate to take anyone’s freedom away with them, but addicts may not be… Continue reading Substance abuse debate
I am going to be mildly controversial here. I listen to classical music, both because I enjoy it, but also because I think that it safeguards my mental health. Possibly there are some sorts of music that help you think, or decrease your stress. There are many studies on the subject, but I want to… Continue reading Mental Health and Music
Taking medications, for most of us, is a fairly simple thing. Open mouth, take pills, swallow pills, perhaps accompanied by water. In long term care, and also in mental health, the situation can call for a great deal of creativity. On some occasions, it requires deception. In other cases, regrettably, it requires a strange decision.… Continue reading On Giving Meds