Rod’s Blogs, Poems, etc. Table of Contents I search for meaning. 6 ‘Behavioural’ 8 10 Years. 10 10 years. 11 […]
This medicine is an old-fashioned anti-depressant, taken in small doses to help pain caused by nerve injury or damage – we call this neuropathic;
Doctor, you know that medicine you gave me last night, to help with my pain, well, it seems to have […]
The long-tailed tits Move erratically. Jittering, flighty, Pecking at the peanuts. The film, running at double time, twice […]
I thought I would get back to my origins this morning and write a little about what I am meant […]
Dr Rod Kersh’s first blog for us is about Urinary Tract Infections or UTI’s. At Dementia Congress this year, we […]
I started writing this, a little chuffed with myself as I thought I had invented a new word. Alas, someone […]
Our health and social care staff need to gain a better understanding of this condition – how to identify the early signs, how to diagnose and treat.
We debated yesterday during the ward round, as to whether I should discontinue one of my patient’s medicines. 85, he’s […]
There is a science of sleep. This evening as I was driving home, I heard Peter White discussing sleep disorders […]
In most instances it is straightforward, and here is the trick.
Stop, look and listen.
When in doubt, don’t UTI.
Once this shift, this change in perspective has occurred, nothing can ever be the same.
We not I.
Us not me.
That is less perhaps of concern, as the more any of us learn , the less we all realise we know.
‘Did my dad die because someone didn’t follow policy, didn’t pay attention or, was the outcome inevitable?’ ‘Might my mum have survived the operation if she had a different surgeon or she was at a different hospital?’
Nevertheless, within the dark underbelly of medicine, where geriatricians live, there are some quite stunning effects often, from stopping and sometimes starting medicines.
We, the homeostatic organisms that have evolved over the past four billion years, exist in a state of serenity when well, but things can be thrown out of kilter by disease.