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Time to Talk – #AtoZChallenge2018

Time is a finite thing when it comes to our lives regardless of whether we are healthy or ill. None of us know how long we will have on this planet before our time is up. This is a fact. Also a fact is that while many of us do not wish to talk about it we really need to be having the difficult discussions with our family about what we )and they) may desire should either become unable to make or communicate decisions regarding their medical care on their own.

Invisible Disabilities NPR Article

An Interesting Perspective on Delirium…

On November 19, 2016 I shared an article on the importance of preventing, recognizing, and appropriately treating the effects of ICU delirium in patients. The article I will reference now pertains to delirium, but not in the typical sense. It addresses the same topic of delirium, but in a different light. In this article the author, who is also a physician, discusses in-depth the potential for delirium in an inpatient setting, which he himself experienced.

We Are All Dying…

Most of us go about our daily lives oblivious to the dangers lurking all around us during nearly every second of our seemingly routine and maybe even mundane existence. While some of you may well find this post to be morbid and unnecessary. I assure you from personal experience on multiple levels, many of them personal and very close to home, this is a topic that must be addressed. This is a very difficult, yet sobering and absolutely necessary topic.

Article: "Hospitals struggle to address terrifying & long-lasting ICU Delirium"

The following is a re-post to a friends’ blog, where she addresses a very real issue for ICU patients, that has been overlooked for way too long. This is a must-read article for anyone who ever has or knows someone who has had to spend time in an ICU regardless of whether the cause was medical or surgical. The fact is, like many things in medicine, it is time to re-evaluate and update how the sickest patients are cared for to prevent long-term ramifications of that care.