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  1. ProducerLisa Gallagher

    Lisa Gallagher

    06/12/2016
    Be An Advocate: A loved One's Life May Depend On It
    Be An Advocate: A loved One's Life May Depend On ItMy sister had a double mastectomy almost 10 years ago. She was diagnosed with Stage 3B breast cancer and once she received the diagnosis, it seemed as though the surgery and treatment began faster than the speed of light. The patient and the family...
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    Mohammed A. Jawad
    07/12/2016 #25 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Who can defy human errors that happen everywhere...and, a simple error in hospitals by the auxiliary staff can go worse. It's good to be, with your loved ones, at least you can handle situations with more care and caution.
    Larry Boyer
    07/12/2016 #24 Larry Boyer
    This is a very important topic for people to be aware of @Lisa Gallagher. I've seen things happen many times over the years. It was drilled into my head as a boy seeing my mother questioning hospital staff about having fed my grandmother who had suffered a stroke. I saw it with my son who ultimately had a "toddler fracture" but was told by doctor after doctor nothing was wrong until I brought him to a specialist who spotted it instantly. Medical professionals today seem very specialized in what they know and do. They are like the proverbial hammer to which everything looks like a nail. If you're not a nail, find the right tool.
    Dean Owen
    07/12/2016 #23 Dean Owen
    I tend to want to view the world with orange tinted spectacles, only seeing the good, but funnily enough, since my foray into social media late last year, I am getting more doses of reality than I do in the real world, and I thank people like you for this. I have been fortunate enough to have avoided hospitals for me and my family all my life, but the time will come and articles like this help me prepare.
    Lisa Gallagher
    07/12/2016 #22 Lisa Gallagher
    #18 Hi @Sarah Elkins, I'm glad your mom was there for you too! My mom used to be there for all of us whenever someone was in hospital or having a surgery. Maybe that was a guiding force. I have heard of a few people that Morphine doesn't touch, good thing you found out early.. hopefully you'll never need it again! Yes, advocates and being informed are vital. I have so many hospital stories about my husband and I can say with certainty if I hadn't been there, meds would have been missed, wrong meds given, no PT before leaving, sometimes monitors went off (not talking about IV) that needed attention ASAP and I had to find the nurse. Spending the night or having someone be there on behalf of the patient is also a good idea depending on the situation too. Thanks for sharing your story, I can't imagine how painful that was! Yes, your Conference sounds exciting. :))
    Cyndi wilkins
    07/12/2016 #21 Cyndi wilkins
    #19 #20 Yes it is Sarah...and it is often these experiences strengthen our relationship with ourselves and others...Thank you for the reminder that it is all just a journey...I made a recent comment on a post by Deb Helfrich in Talking with Max Carter..."Learning to actually let go of everything is a lesson in the purest form of love and acceptance of living things the way they are, rather than the way we think they should be." I think that certainly applies here. And Lisa, yes Hospice has been involved with my dad's case since the second stroke while I was still caring for him at home...Unfortunately, they do not offer round the clock care in his case and by the third stroke it was definitely necessary as I was about to drop from lack of sleep. I had to hire private home care but that was only sustainable for a short period of time before the funds were becoming so depleted that I had to move quickly to get him placed in a facility of my choice, otherwise people become wards of the state and you have no control over where they wind up...Money talks...sad but true. Thank you all so much for the kind words of support...From a grateful heart;-) I wish you all peace this holiday season....
    Lisa Gallagher
    07/12/2016 #20 Lisa Gallagher
    #16 @Cyndi wilkins I'm so sorry to hear others have let you down, especially during a time when you need them the most. Have you called Hospice? A patient doesn't have to be dying to receive certain aspects of what they offer, including respite care. They would also be there for you and it sounds like you need someone to help you advocate and will also give you that shoulder to lean on, cry on... whatever it takes. It's so common to feel guilt when we have to put a loved one in a nursing home. So many people promise that won't happen but there are so many variables outside of our control and those that are unforeseen which alter the course we thought we'd take with a loved one. My mom received respite care before we called hospice to come in on a full-time basis. She was not happy about it when we told her but I really think it gave her a sense of calm once she met them and realized we didn't put her on a 'death watch, per-se.' I remember her asking, "What, do you all think I'm dying or something?" That hurt to hear because she kept saying everything she was going through (treatment wise) was with the hope of living! Ah, life can be so tough. Another hug for you, my friend :))
    Sarah Elkins
    07/12/2016 #19 Sarah Elkins
    #16 It is amazing what we survive through love and inner strength we often don't know exists, don't you think so, @Cyndi wilkins? You are a wonderful daughter and a wonderful person, and if he was in his previous mind, your father would want you to choose what's best for you at this point, I'm sure of it. In the meantime, remember that this is your journey and that is his - and those you thought you could on - it's theirs. We're all on our own journeys, but we choose the company we keep along the way. You have a lot of good company here.
    Sarah Elkins
    07/12/2016 #18 Sarah Elkins
    @Lisa Gallagher, I am so glad you were there for your sister, and that she appears to be alive and well after that experience. You are right on target with this one; you MUST be an advocate for yourself and your loved ones, particularly in medical situations. When I was recovering from my first c-section, the nurse charted giving me pain meds on the hour, but had actually dosed me 15 minutes prior. So when my mother mentioned my pain, the nurse said: "I JUST gave her the dose, it's going to take time to be effective." 20 minutes later, tears, rolling down my cheeks, my mother insisted the nurse call my doctor to switch meds. It turns out that morphine does nothing for me. Thank goodness my mother was there to advocate for me!

    Thanks for sharing this story to remind others that you must ask questions, you must realize the medical industry is NOT perfect, and you must be aware and alert for you loved ones. And thank you so much for the mention at the beginning. I would love to see you, face-to-face, my friend.
    Lisa Gallagher
    07/12/2016 #17 Lisa Gallagher
    #13 Thanks @Deb Helfrich for the idea. I'm just not sure how popular an e-book would be coming from a layperson without notoriety. I'm not dismissing the idea, just thinking out loud.
    Cyndi wilkins
    07/12/2016 #16 Cyndi wilkins
    #14 Thanks for the virtual hug Lisa...My heart needed that;-) My faith has been challenged in immeasurable ways with this experience. My trust shattered in those I thought I could depend on...and an outcome that feels very much like a failure...I promised him I wouldn't put him in a nursing home...he asks me everyday when I am bringing him home...I'm not sure how much hearts can take...but lately I feel mine turning to stone a bit...A survival mechanism I guess...That's how we keep breathing and moving forward...The sun always comes out again;-)
    Lisa Gallagher
    06/12/2016 #15 Lisa Gallagher
    Thanks for sharing @John White, MBA & @Donna-Luisa Eversley! Appreciated!
    Lisa Gallagher
    06/12/2016 #14 Lisa Gallagher
    #12 Thanks @Cyndi wilkins for your comment. Your right, we resemble each other the most. Her husband is an awesome guy! Her daughter had just been given the green light a year or two before... she had Leukemia so they have been through a lot as a family. It's no wonder my sister developed cancer after all the stress. I remember the last time I read one of your comments you were still taking care of your dad at home. It's a hard decision to make when it comes to moving a loved one to a Nursing home but sometimes it's the best decision because the care becomes more than one person can do. I'm so happy to hear removing many of the drugs has been beneficial. They do over medicate elderly patients and that can cause a myriad of problems. Many family members don't equate the drugs to the symptoms including confusion to the drugs. You are a great advocate too Cyndi and a wonderful daughter!! Many of us learn to become advocates when faced with so many family health issues and we read, read and read, after the reading, questions surface which can be life saving in many instances!! Best of luck to your dad and you Cyndi!! This is not an easy time for you, hugs.
    Deb Helfrich
    06/12/2016 #13 Deb Helfrich
    @Lisa Gallagher, I would really encourage you to think about writing an e-book for the loved ones of people who are battling some of the conditions you are familiar with. Stories that help people focus on the right details and advice like the options that are available if you feel the discharge is premature would be tremendously helpful.

    As a patient advocate, your time would be dedicated to a few people, but writing about patient advocacy for a lay audience of family members would allow you to help many people.
    Cyndi wilkins
    06/12/2016 #12 Cyndi wilkins
    I see the family resemblance...your sister looks great! I'm so glad she is doing well now...Sounds like healthcare advocate could be a new path for you my dear...You are perfect for the job;-) I've been dealing with advocating for my father as he has been struggling with dementia and three recent strokes that have unfortunately forced me into a position of having him placed in a nursing home. Before I made that painful decision, I tried to care for him at home and completely stopped all the medications he was on...I discontinued his laundry list of meds just in time for him to regain some of his mental clarity and all the lesions that had erupted all over his body have completely healed...at least the poor man isn't crawling out of his skin anymore...just another example of how overly medicated the elderly are...very sad...Maybe he can enjoy what time he has left without being so uncomfortable...Thanks for this share Lisa...Your sister is so lucky to have you and her husband in her corner. Have a great holiday...you certainly have a lot to celebrate!
    Lisa Gallagher
    06/12/2016 #11 Lisa Gallagher
    #7 Thanks @Tausif Mundrawala, another great point... touch is very important to healing as long as the person can tolerate it. Appreciate your comment!
    Lisa Gallagher
    06/12/2016 #10 Lisa Gallagher
    #6 That's a great idea to record a session @Loribeth Pierson, it's really easy to forget one thing- and that one thing could be vital. It would be easier to record vs. taking notes! Thanks :)
    Lisa Gallagher
    06/12/2016 #9 Lisa Gallagher
    #5 I agree Pascal, I remember thinking when I walked in that it was strange she wasn't hooked up to any monitors. It's things like that which I remember finding odd that people should question if they feel there does need to be more monitoring. The fact that she continued to stop breathing off and on and we had to stroke her arm to make her more alert should have been a red flag that extra monitoring was probably necessary because what if we both would have gone down together for coffee?
    Lisa Gallagher
    06/12/2016 #8 Lisa Gallagher
    #4 That would have been extremely hard to see that happen to your child! I'm glad he is ok @Donna-Luisa Eversley, agree under-staffing of medical personnel has been an on-going problem for many years now. It doesn't seem to get better!
    Tausif Mundrawala
    06/12/2016 #7 Tausif Mundrawala
    They need their loved ones more than anything else. Their recovery would trigger to an extent as if someone scaled Mount Everest within few minutes. Touch of loved ones always works as a stimulant. I have seen my aunt responding to the medication as soon as we reached and were besides her. Thank for sharing this wonderful post, Lisa Gallagher.
    Loribeth Pierson
    06/12/2016 #6 Loribeth Pierson
    Wow, at least you were there! I agree with taking notes and no questions are stupid. I even have recorded a session with a doctor when I took my mom in so I could remember everything he said. I am glad your sister made it through @Lisa Gallagher View more
    Wow, at least you were there! I agree with taking notes and no questions are stupid. I even have recorded a session with a doctor when I took my mom in so I could remember everything he said. I am glad your sister made it through @Lisa Gallagher, what a blessing for you both! Close
  2. Laura Cortés Rodrigo
    Buscamos enfermeros con nivel de inglés C1 para trabajar en UK

    http://bit.ly/PaneldeEmpleo
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    Laura Cortés Rodrigo
    28/11/2016 #1 Laura Cortés Rodrigo
    We are looking for English speaking nurses, for UK

    Come and join us! http://bit.ly/PaneldeEmpleo
  3. Emmi Hamara

    Emmi Hamara

    25/09/2016
    Emmi Hamara
    I am a nurse and I love it. Could you maybe do the same?
    www.linkedin.com Recently the Finnish media has been full of discussions and invitations to defame nurses. The discussion has concentrated mainly on those of us who work in emergency departments, including ER's...
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  4. Emmi Hamara

    Emmi Hamara

    24/09/2016
    Emmi Hamara
    ROAD TO SELF: Bring your passport
    roadtoself.net A travel blog on how the nurse and the engineer are preparing for their great adventure on the road to self. Travel tips, hacks and stories with unique...
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    Emmi Hamara
    28/09/2016 #1 Emmi Hamara
    Check out my brand new travel blog.
  5. ProducerElla de Jong

    Ella de Jong

    17/08/2016
    Nurses Are Special
    Nurses Are Special In the past few years I've met many nurses during my medical journey of staying healthy. In most cases the experience has been very positive. We often take nurses for granted, not realizing how important their jobs are in the medical world. They get...
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    Bobga Ronard
    17/08/2016 #6 Bobga Ronard
    Relevant and unique at all time in their fields
    Tony Brandstetter
    17/08/2016 #5 Tony Brandstetter
    Well done Jim
    Ella de Jong
    17/08/2016 #4 Ella de Jong
    Valuable words to read form @Jim Cody
    Ella de Jong
    17/08/2016 #3 Ella de Jong
    Wonderful @Jim Cody good to write about this great persons!!
    Lisa Gallagher
    17/08/2016 #2 Lisa Gallagher
    All the wonderful nurses I know are commendable! Your friend was accurate in her description. It's not a glamorous job as many think it will be before they enter the field of nursing. When I worked in Respiratory Therapy, we could not leave if we were short staffed, or in the middle of a trauma (obviously). We were also told they had the right to make us work up to 50% of all over time requested. I found this out when I was pregnant, sick and working 10 hour shifts. Healthcare is a demanding field. I loved it. I have no regrets and learned so much. Nurses certainly are under-valued but they have one thing in mind, the patient! My daughter is a nurse and I'm very proud of her morals and values. Thanks for posting this @Jim Cody
    Luiz Henrique Souza .E.
    17/08/2016 #1 Luiz Henrique Souza .E.
    My Mom is a nurse! And yes... she's very careful and brave... in the past has worked in two hospitals, I love Her!
  6. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    28/06/2016
    Even responders need responders at times.
    Leckey Harrison
    West Virginia Fire Departments Need Our Help
    www.linkedin.com The West Virginia State Firemen's Association and our neighboring states of Maryland and Ohio doing everything they can to help get volunteer fire departments "up and running" again in areas of...
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  7. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    27/06/2016
    Today in National PTSD Awareness Day. Traumatic stress isn't just the result of a singular event, or several of them. It is also the result of chronic unreleased stress. PTSD effects all of life, and it is curable. I know. Mine is the face of PTSD Leckey Harrison
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    Leckey Harrison
    30/06/2016 #5 Leckey Harrison
    #4 You are welcome!
    Sara Jacobovici
    29/06/2016 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you @Leckey Harrison for not only having the courage to face PTSD and its effects but for enabling and inspiring others to do the same.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    28/06/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    I think that there is a huge demand for this Hive to overlap with my hive, "Veterans: Mental Health" but I ran out of Buzzes to share. Can @Leckey Harrison, @Sara Jacobovici, @Lisa Gallagher, @Brian McKenzie, @Randy Keho, @Mamen Delgado, and would like to run that by my loves: @Franci Eugenia Hoffman and @Ali Anani!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    28/06/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    @Leckey Harrison: ABSOLUTELY the "take-home" message of the month! Just as an anesthesiologist and trauma surgeon work together with the Operating Room nurses and surgical technicians, we too have to work on one human at a time, to "put them back together, healing their wounds." And we are DOING it! We don't just talk about it. We DO.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    28/06/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Perfect scenario. Just perfect. And just as I dedicate a Buzz a week for our Veterans, the chronically ill, and the oppressed, I shall always be here, too. We don't need a National Day or a National Month to devote to honoring any of these issues. They are infinite and deserve great justice. Thank you for joining me, @Leckey Harrison! I can't thank your leadership enough!
  8. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    12/06/2016
    The shooting in Orlando will have lasting impacts on many people, like secondary trauma. This is why we need a trauma informed society, and better trauma solutions.
    Hurt people, hurt people. We need to heal to quit hurting people, be it with words, or weapons. It starts with us, as individuals. This is why I do what I do.
    Leckey Harrison
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    23/06/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #3 @Leckey Harrison, so excited you are here to help walk people through this issue. Not enough attention has been directed over here...and it affects virtually every family, at one time or another.
    Leckey Harrison
    20/06/2016 #3 Leckey Harrison
    #1 That offer sounds quite intriguing. Let me take a look at it, as I'm a newbie here. Then I will respond to your offer.
    Leckey Harrison
    20/06/2016 #2 Leckey Harrison
    #1 Ah yes, the invisible wounds. Mine is C-PTSD and it's cousin came along for the ride.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    20/06/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Great ideal, one that we all should have. I'm healing the hurts, too, and invite you to Co-Admin Hive ~Invisible Illnesses: Traumatology. Or, take your pick, my friend. Let's spread the love.
  9. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    11/06/2016
    June is PTSD Awareness month. The odds of a doctor addressing it? Three percent.
    Leckey Harrison
    When Physicians Counsel About Stress: Results of a National Study
    archinte.jamanetwork.com The prevalence of stress in primary care is high; 60% to 80% of visits may have a stress-related component.1 Over the past 5 years, 44% of Americans have reported an increase in psychological stress.2 Stress is associated with more office visits and...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    12/07/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #4 Absolutely. Increased awareness of the problem, then coping mechanisms for Solutions. I just love the word, "empowerment." That's the best Solution of all, and it can't be sold from a jar. Perhaps that is why our backgrounds make us uniquely suited to speak from personal experience. We just learned to see through it all, cope, be empowered, and conquer one, twice.....
    Leckey Harrison
    30/06/2016 #4 Leckey Harrison
    #3 I have another study that affirms what you said. I start with empowerment at the individual level.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    30/06/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 @Leckey Harrison: Studies show that lots of doctors are uncomfortable asking patients about certain questions, and patients are also reluctant to tell the doctor of the same complaints, too. What is the answer? Teaching patients how to ask.
    Leckey Harrison
    21/06/2016 #2 Leckey Harrison
    #1 My doc is good about asking about mental health. I should offer to train her in TRE....
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    20/06/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Fantastic statistic. Deplorable. Hey, I'm not one of those MDs, just so you know. Of course I'm not, because I'm a Warrior now. I used to just have a family and a career. When I lost both, I was the MD laying in the bed while the other MDs all said nothing was wrong with me. Ahhhh. But I fought to live. Never Give Up, and that's the inspiration and motivation drudged up from the fetal position at the bottom of the well. We both know that people can learn to 'look up.' When I finally looked up, the hand of Christ had been waiting for me the whole time.
  10. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    05/06/2016
    Trauma --- traumatic stress --- PTSD. The list is not extensive. It isn't expicit about adverse childhood experiences. June is PTSD Awareness month. There is a cure. Leckey Harrison
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    Leckey Harrison
    04/07/2016 #18 Leckey Harrison
    #17 I think one thing we've seen over time is that those who were violent and are in prison, had "hurt" at the foundation of their lives. James Gilligan wrote a book about it several years ago. The obvious presence of developmental trauma is clear: hurt people, hurt people. It doesn't mean all hurt people will, but just as clearly, sane healthy people don't. I think also we might see that even in icons, like Dr. Martin Luther King, that there were behaviors one would consider less than optimal. President Bill Clinton comes to mind. What prompts a man to commit adultery (a relative moral label), and then, to lie about it? If he was healthy in his relationships, would he have done that? If he were responsible, would he have owned it instead? Nothing is absolute, including the idea that hurt people, hurt people. When we look closely though, in my experience, it either happens via psychological hurt, and at the very least, self-hurt.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    04/07/2016 #17 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #11 I wonder who has studied the kids of abusive/alcoholic parents who haven't carried on the bad behavior. For another time, but aren't we all so glad to know that love can still conquer all? @Lisa Gallagher View more
    #11 I wonder who has studied the kids of abusive/alcoholic parents who haven't carried on the bad behavior. For another time, but aren't we all so glad to know that love can still conquer all? @Lisa Gallagher, @Rebel Brown, @Leckey Harrison, @Gerald Hecht @Dr. Allen Brown. Those who end up being loving, caring parents are definitely to be commended. ☺️ Close
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    04/07/2016 #16 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #11 Not to pound it in, but here's an interesting animal study over 33 years of observation in 5 large families. Regarding infant abuse recurring over the generations: "Conclusions: This study provides the first evidence of genealogical effects on infant abuse in nonhuman primates. Several characteristics of infant abuse in socially living macaques suggest that this phenomenon could represent a good animal model for studying the etiology of child abuse and neglect." Reference: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0145213497000069
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    04/07/2016 #15 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #11 I did it again. Reference on comment below, #14 on the right side: http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/31/3/560.short
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    04/07/2016 #14 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #11 Study results of almost 7,000 Indian men who, in childhood, had witnessed their father abusing their mother: "Conclusions These findings from northern India are congruent with those from other geographical/cultural settings in suggesting that witnessing violence between one's parents while growing up is an important risk factor for the perpetration of partner violence in adulthood." @Lisa Gallagher, @Rebel Brown, @Leckey Harrison, @Gerald Hecht, @Sara Jacobovici...
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    04/07/2016 #13 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #11 Oopsies. Reference on my #11 comment: http://www.jsad.com/doi/abs/10.15288/jsa.2003.64.472
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    04/07/2016 #12 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #11 Definitely worthy of a Buzz. Here's a 3-generational study of sons of alcoholics: "Results indicate continuity of aggression across three generations and also indicate that the child's pathway into risk for later Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) is not simply mediated by parental alcoholism, but is carried by other comorbid aspects of family functioning, in particular aggression. /☝️ The patient population here may be most important in picking 'the right man." ☝️ i.e., 'don't have kids' with an alcoholic man, esp if his parents were alcoholics. And grandparents, especially. @Lisa Gallagher, @Rebel Brown , @Leckey Harrison, @Gerald Hecht, @Sara Jacobovici...hmm.
    Lisa Gallagher
    30/06/2016 #11 Lisa Gallagher
    #6 @Rebel Brown, I have to agree with you that not all abused people grow up to be abusers. My mother was horribly abused yet she never abused us. She guided us with love. I honestly believe she got through life fantasizing about the life she would have once she got away from her parents. I believe she put her fantasies into action and we were very blessed to have had such a beautiful soul as a mother. I'm not sure what leads an abused person to abuse others but in many cases they don't repeat their own history. I have no stats so I don't discredit that this is a problem with abusers as well. I agree with not putting everyone into one category. This is a great topic and should be discussed. Thank you for tagging me too @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    30/06/2016 #10 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #4 @Sara Jacobovici: Absolutely agree that awareness is key. I have seen so many patients with this "generational" family abuse pattern...and the devastation inflicted on abandoned children as young as 15 yrs of age (have discussed with @Selim Yeniçeri, @Dr. Allen Brown, @Brian McKenzie, and more). I see the devastation, and have been both a battered wife and the wife of an alcoholic. So I've lived it, too. Please feel free to join my Hive: named "Invisible Illnesses: Child Abuse:" ( https://www.bebee.com/group/invisible-illnesses-child-abuse ). Also extending this Hive invite to @Rebel Brown, @Mamen Delgado, @Deb Helfrich, @NO one, @Ali Anani, @CityVP Manjit, @Leckey Harrison, and opened up to all. @Gerald Hecht, @Lisa Gallagher, @Kirstie-Sweetie Louise, too.
    Rebel Brown
    30/06/2016 #9 Rebel Brown
    @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD Hey sistah. I havent been commenting here much because I have fundamentally different perspectives from most of the comments here, based on both my experience and my coaching clients, many of whom come to me to release the trauma of PTSD and move on with their lives, quickly and effectively.. They aren't abusers, I'm not an abuser and so assuming that the abused are the source of abuse is much too broad a generalization for me to comfortably accept. I know too many people who were never abused that are some of the nastiest abusers ever. Especially i today's world where the masses are being constantly programmed toward fear which then breeds anger and violence. But I wanted to thank you for tagging me.
    Rebel Brown
    30/06/2016 #8 Rebel Brown
    #7 I believe that generalizations are dangerous in their intent and result @Leckey, and that insanity and rage are often undetectable. Its certainly not only abused people that hurt other people. So saying all abused people hurt people is unfair in my world. But thats the beauty of our lives - we all get to have our opinions. Blessings...
    Leckey Harrison
    27/06/2016 #7 Leckey Harrison
    #6 It's not that it's a guarantee, Rebel. It is fairly common though. Hurt people, hurt people doesn't mean that it HAS to happen, but that healthy sane people don't hurt people.
    Rebel Brown
    27/06/2016 #6 Rebel Brown
    Well, as an horribly abused child (my therapists told me to call it what it was, torture), I'd like to point out that I've never abused anyone and have the opposite response to many of the assumptions here. I've worked with a number of abused women and men. None of them were abusers either. In fact, every one of them became exactly the opposite type of person. Loving, caring,going out of the way to be different than their abusers. As with all things, I suggest to clients that they not apply broad brush applications to people about anything. We are ALL unique in our mind programming, and we all deserve to be given the respect of a positive perception until proven otherwise. Negative generalized assumptions be gone.
    Leckey Harrison
    27/06/2016 #5 Leckey Harrison
    #1 Hurt people, hurt people. The cycle continues. An activated sympathetic system becomes the norm, and the emotions associated with it.
    Sara Jacobovici
    27/06/2016 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    #3 Thank you @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD for bringing my attention to this update and its message as well as your comment. I will compact the complexity of the topic at hand into one word that is appropriate to the posting of: awareness. Imperative that we as a community are aware of the fact that traumatic events do take place and will impact on individuals as well as the community. That the impact can vary and to be aware of the signs and means to address those signs. Important that we use information and learning to treat each individual and individual situation with educated awareness and not preconceived ideas of what will happen, just what the potential of what may happen is and to ensure the support necessary for a positive outcome.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    27/06/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
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    Also note and wish that child abuse was specifically mentioned, but would you agree: child abuse leads to the next generation of child abuse, etc....and perhaps it is these abused children that grow up to be abusive husbands and wives, with the mental issues becoming more dominant if not addressed at the time, i.e., in childhood, youth, or teenage years. Increased awareness for Teens & Youth may be a good strategy working towards a solution? Would love your insight.
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    14/03/2016 #2 Javier beBee
    I fully agree :-) @Jim Cody, you are the man !!
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    19/02/2016 #2 Capitalent Medical Gmbh
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