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The Cost of Dying

For those who missed it, here is a link to the segment on CBS’s 60 Minutes program on end of life care in hospitals, named The Cost of Dying. It aired this past Sunday. This is a powerful and thought-provoking look at a milieu I know all too well …

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Red Flags

First off, at long last I am back to the blog. It has been a busy eight-week haul of working weekends as well as during the week, but thankfully I have a few weekends off before winter quarter kicks off in January. But I could not wait for the wee…

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What POTUS would say about healthcare reform IF he were honest

This recording is nothing short of priceless! It comes from a September 2007 speech given by one Robert Reich. Yeah, the Obama adviser and onetime Clintonista. Let’s tick off the highlights here: Tax hikes for the middle class… check.Death panel…

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Medicare Cuts for Cardiac Care: Tip of the Iceberg

Sign of the times, an article named Medicare Cutbacks Threaten to Put Cardiac Care Out of Reach for Millions of Rural Americans:http://www.mymedport.com/headlines/alerts-and-outbreaks/772-medicare-cutbacks-threaten-to-put-cardiac-care-out-of-reach…

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Patient Satisfaction: Why It Matters to Staff Nurses

Often, when I interact with staff nurses and other front line patient care providers, and the topic of patient satisfaction comes up, I get the rolling-eyes look and the response that they can’t possibly help turn the numbers around more than they…

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Overcoming the Challenges of a Healthcare Career

via health-care.4jobs.com Good thoughts here in the linked article for those of us working as healthcare professionals! Posted by Charmaine Teodoro.

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Healthcare Reform: Radical Solution to an Agonizing Problem

The healthcare policy debate rages. President Obama just went on for about 50 minutes tonight, and first glance might indicate he has a slam dunk. Universal coverage, costing less than we’re paying now, no rationing, no death panels, choice and co…

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