Out optic blind-spots continuously adapt to provide us with a seamless sense of reality, only becoming real when we reverse into a wall that we didn’t see.
Tag Archives: Health
Blogs, Poems, etc 2017
Rod’s Blogs, Poems, etc. Table of Contents I search for meaning. 6 ‘Behavioural’ 8 10 Years. 10 10 years. 11 99+. 13 1559 days. 15 A response to Henry. 17 A tale of two times?. 18 Acute. 20 Advance Care Plan, Human Rights & I want what I want 23 alea iacta est 25 AllContinue reading “Blogs, Poems, etc 2017”
Daddy, what did you do?
This was a recruitment poster from WWI – designed to create a feeling of guilt in young men, chivvying them to volunteer, head-off to Flanders, Ypres or somewhere on the Western Front and, likely die. At least they wouldn’t have to face their children… ‘I stayed at home, because I didn’t want to participate inContinue reading “Daddy, what did you do?”
And the award goes to…
Costa person one, ‘We’d better tell the continuous improvement team about that.’
Person-Centred Care – Why? Why not?
The technical is finite, the person, their wishes, hopes and ideas are infinite. The team, the dream collective is limitless.
Where do we go from here?
The Wicked aspect is freeing-up the capacity of the patients, their doctors and nurses, the health and social care system to allow the rules to be bent.
It’s hard not to be rude
It is not GP access that is the problem.
A bit about Buurtzorg
This isn’t beating our scythes into ploughshares, more converting our managers into coaches, and, our technologically disease focused institutions into holistic health hubs.
Let us lift our love-ones out of the morass of 21st Century care.
Unlearning and dying
We need to unlearn some of what we have taken-on, those of us who have moved through the profession and we need to support those who have just arrived to hold-on to their beginner’s mind
There is so much happening
People for whom caring is so inherent, so part of the job-description that it needn’t be said – like breathing, moving, loving – imperatives of existence.
What I learned today…
I have had the most amazing day – not only did I get to sit on The Angel of the North, I went to Fountains Abbey with my family and wandered round the beautiful ruins & gardens (if you haven’t been recently, it is worth the trip!). I also attended the Agile Conference inContinue reading “What I learned today…”
Person-Centred Teams & People
Before I say anything, I’d like to begin by thanking the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Programme for starting me along this journey, and, Helen Sanderson for making it meaningful. If anyone is interested in reading more, please check-out Helen’s books or Helen Sanderson Associates’ website. I have written a few blogs about Person-Centredness – mostly how weContinue reading “Person-Centred Teams & People”
Legacy & Metamorphosis
For those of you who haven’t read A Confederacy of Dunces, please buy a copy today (ideally from Waterstones)
So long as you are still able to participate, join-in with the conversation, your perception of self is just as valid as that of the doctor or nurse.