10 years ago my mother became a #quadriplegic after falling from a horse. Her journey was & is part of my inspiration for blogging. My mother, now 78, is still a quad. But she continues working as a Professor, both teaching undergraduates and making #art (www.sheilapitt.com). She’s had a couple of near death experiences (literally) […]
The Patient As Captain Of Their Own Ship- After Quadriplegia.
[podcast] Sheila Pitt is an Art Professor, and my mother. After a horse accident, she is also a quadriplegic. Many physicians, including me, believe to solve the healthcare crisis patients need to be partners, captains of their own ship. My mother discusses her journey.
What McDonalds Shares in Common with Most Hospitals: Shift Workers
Gone are the days of “your doctor.” In the past, the family doctor might care for you both in the community as well as in the hospital when needed. However, today if you’re sick enough to require hospitalization, you’re far more likely to be cared for by a stranger, a specialist with additional training in […]
Obamacare: Healthcare’s Own Journey Through Wonderland (Part 3 of 3, Technology Roadmap)
Change is hard. Those vested in the status quo have a lot to lose from progress. However, healthcare change is upon us. Value-based healthcare isn’t going away; providers and hospitals need solutions in order to survive. In part 1 of this series, I outlined some reasons for the imperatives. In part 2, I discussed some […]
Ebola: Impossible Choices Leave Nurses in Tears
After caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, the only American to die from Ebola, many nurses at the Dallas hospital ended up sleeping at the facility for three weeks. They were afraid to go home and risk infecting their children. Ebola has forced healthcare workers to make difficult choices. On the one hand, doctors and nurses […]