Category: Leadership

Challenge the Process

I had a visceral – and negative – reaction the moment I read the Facebook post. It was by a new college graduate with a degree in nursing who was working in an acute care hospital. She recounted the story of how a patient had become angry with her that day because he had to… Read on…

Health Care Decisions: Black and White vs. Gray Areas

Black and white scenarios are simple. They usually involve just one decision and there is some predictability in their outcome. Gray areas, on the other hand, involve several, often interconnected decisions and vary based on the preferences of the people involved as well as their particular circumstances. These scenarios are often unpredictable and can be… Read on…

Our Health Care Is Our Own Responsibility

It all began two years ago, when my dad noticed a growth under the skin of his upper right arm. This “lipoma” (a benign, fatty tumor) didn’t bother him and so we, in collaboration with his physician, decided to do nothing about it. Eighteen months later, he started to complain of a strange, sporadic tightening… Read on…