Troponin, this Millennial test, investigation of the iPhone generation is, despite its reputation not all that.
ure, there are workforce and financial hurdles, but, the most valuable resources are people, and, by, supporting and nurturing their emotional, intellectual and experiential capital things happen.
The system is not coping now, how will it manage tomorrow?
You hear this term all the time nowadays, at least, if you work in an NHS hospital, are an inpatient […]
Yesterday I received a letter from a GP. How many of you (patients, that is), realise that within our health […]
His autonomy was not violated. We reached a conclusion that avoided any crossing of boundaries between care and carer.
Who have slipped from, Jean in the corner, retired postmistress from Fife, to bed 12;
I have spent so long recently crying over our beloved system, this was more like a time to celebrate.
The constraints of modernity are a strange perversion.
There is an assumption that when the lights go down and the night-staff appear on the scene that things become quiet and still – a little like a scene from Bambi.
Could you Facetime your doctor when you are on holiday in Greece rather than having to wade through the complexities of health insurance (yes, Brexiters) and a foreign health system?
Snap – your left hip.
‘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?’
You are unconscious, the focus for the doctors and nurses is maintaining your physiology with particular attention to your brain and heart.
Nevertheless, within the dark underbelly of medicine, where geriatricians live, there are some quite stunning effects often, from stopping and sometimes starting medicines.
They aren’t diseases or malfunctioning organs, they aren’t flow or machinations of the system; they are universes unto themselves and those who love them.