Catch up on Series 1 here. Topics include, How to Duck Punches. People Die. and How to Listen, Not Assume.   It takes a special type of person to work shifts in a hospital. Imagine dealing with sickness, death, body fluids, and pain all day every day at work. And those are the tame things that happen in hospitals. Shift workers work all hours of the night and day sacrificing family time, social lives, and sanity. Some don’t make it past their first year, and those who survive,…

Good conversation (@cjbryant) over dinner last night had me thinking: Are privacy laws relevant and accurate in today’s healthcare world? I have had a number of patients pass away recently. Due to their specific illnesses’, these patients had many lengthy stays with our team and the nurses have grown to love these patients over months to years. Needless to say, their deaths were a heavy burden on us. As a Gen Y woman, I grew up in the days of being constantly connected: AIM (yes, I know you…