The Old "Book by its Cover" Saying A few months ago, while taking a much needed brain break at work, I found myself scrolling through my social media account. I zipped past the latest celebrity gossip articles and posts about cold water causing heart attacks (gotta love pseudoscience). Then, something caught my eye, someone had… Continue reading Empathy: The way to Practice without Prejudice
Me: (speaking to patient) So have you begun going to the adult day center? Patient: (pouting) Yes, they send me to the "babysitters" Patient's daughter: (frustrated) No (Patient and daughter now arguing loudly in foreign language) Patient's daughter: (talking to me) She went three days and will not go back. Well I think they don't… Continue reading I Just Gotta Be Free!
Respect...Aretha Franklin sang about it, Rodney Dangerfield could never get it and Birdman demanded to put some on his name (Respek in his case). Nurse Practitioners as a profession seem always be reaching for it. If you spend any amount of time scrolling through social media posts, specifically groups that cater to Medical students, RNs,… Continue reading Nurse Practitioners, Respect
Me: So tell me about the chest pain. Patient: It started when I was doing laundry. I got a squeeze in my chest, the pain moved to my left arm. I got dizzy and sweaty. Me: Wow that is frightening! Do you have high blood, pressure, high cholesterol, do you smoke? Patient: All that and… Continue reading Let’s make a deal