I just loved this article!: The Mistrust of Science. During a commencement speech at the California Institute of Technology this year, Atul Gawande described the educational credentials the graduates received (regardless of discipline) and encouraged them to remember what real truth-seeking looks like.
As Gawande says, it is the effort not of a single person but of a group of people – the bigger the better – pursuing ideas with curiosity, inquisitiveness, openness and discipline. As scientists, in other words.
This is a wonderful article about being an organ donor, even at an older age.
I found this article, which contrasts certain aspects of the US Health Care System with those in the UK, to be very enlightening. I have clients who come from systems in other parts of the world and I’m always intrigued by how we can learn from each other: British Vs. American Health Care, Through One Trainee Doctor’s Eyes.
This article does a nice job of explaining how our current healthcare insurance is organized: Donald Trump is about to face a rude awakening over Obamacare.
I was moved to tears by this letter. It reminded me of the incredibly intimate place within which I, as a nurse, found myself with dying patients and members of their families, and how tremendously important our actions are in creating a space of respect and dignity. Truly compassionate care!
A Letter to the Doctors and Nurses Who Cared for my Wife
Today’s newsletter is about changing the way we interact in healthcare settings. Click here to read how one physician used social media to make important changes.
Mr. H. was never lonely. He continued to develop new relationships until the very end of his life. Unfortunately, loneliness has become an epidemic among older adults. Learn more about the research that is being conducted on this important topic as well as steps that are being taken, here.
Here is an incredible, local meditation resource.
Also, research is now beginning to emerge regarding the benefits of meditation in preventing Dementia. Here are two articles you may find interesting:
Healthy living, meditation can aid in fight against dementia
Science Hero: Dr. Sara W. Lazar, Neuroscientist – Meditator