End of Life Care…Not Storage

Is it necessary for (A) patient and family have to ask the Nursing Staff and the Doctor writing the admission orders exactly what does DNR and CMO mean to them? Is there not a standard of practice that should be in force at Nursing Homes in regard to end of life? If such a standard is present, then, who enforces it? Who advocates for the patient who has no family, or whose family is far away, or if present, does not understand why sedation for the sake of sedation is wrong.

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While the Lion Sleeps

You’ve got to love Alaskan politics. Their direction changes as quickly as the weather. Ted Stevens has been acquitted of the corruption/ bribery charges filed against him, and once more the faithful, who had been faithless in the first dog eat dog frenzy of character assassination…

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Ground Zero

With the economy in such dire straights, one might wonder just how bad the areas hardest hit have become. It is unclear if the President’s proposals will directly affect this area, but what is certain is that local and stave governance failed to stop the crisis. Lost in charts and statistics are the real human tragedies.

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