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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. ProducerDavid Gomes

    David Gomes

    29/11/2016
    Expert Reveals 7 Common Causes of Erectile Dysfunction
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  3. ProducerDavid Gomes

    David Gomes

    25/10/2016
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  4. ProducerLucien Engelen

    Lucien Engelen

    20/10/2016
    Patients included in conferences just got a boost.
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    Cepee Tabibian
    20/10/2016 #1 Cepee Tabibian
    Very interesting @Lucien Engelen. Getting the input and feedback of the end user/affected can only improve the healthcare system.
  5. ProducerLucien Engelen

    Lucien Engelen

    19/10/2016
    Complicated life ahead.
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    Irene Hackett
    21/10/2016 #10 Anonymous
    This is reality. Star Trek days are here and we do have many ethical issues to put on the table as part of the discussion. Data is valuable, yes. But much of what has value cannot be measured. Thank you @Lucien Engelen View more
    This is reality. Star Trek days are here and we do have many ethical issues to put on the table as part of the discussion. Data is valuable, yes. But much of what has value cannot be measured. Thank you @Lucien Engelen, this is the type of quality content that is making beBee the professional SM network that it is. Close
    Tifany Rodio
    20/10/2016 #9 Tifany Rodio
    #8 Because I'm not sure we are able to overcome these challenges even with the technology.
    Lucien Engelen
    20/10/2016 #8 Lucien Engelen
    Why scary Tiffany ?#6
    Lisa Gallagher
    20/10/2016 #7 Lisa Gallagher
    We need to use this data in order to make changes that benefit everyone's futures. Excellent article @Lucien Engelen
    Tifany Rodio
    20/10/2016 #6 Tifany Rodio
    Oh... it's a scary global panorama...
    Pascal Derrien 🐝
    19/10/2016 #5 Pascal Derrien 🐝
    Numbers don't lie unless you choose not to believe in them :-) now data are a tool that the monkey in us does not seem to want to use for the benefit of the larger community..... YET :-)
    Deb Helfrich
    19/10/2016 #4 Deb Helfrich
    Life is complicated. The 'organic' part always will be, but we are on the cusp of making a great deal of the 'administrative' headaches a thing of the past as we are on the cusp of exponential technologies which should enable us to start fixing humanity's problems in an iterative way - trying something, seeing it in action, and then tweaking for better results.
    Javier beBee
    19/10/2016 #3 Javier beBee
    Reality is hard , Numbers are hard. Human history is crowded of injustices
    Juan Imaz
    19/10/2016 #2 Juan Imaz
    very tough data and reality. Some say that the world has virus named humans. To be honest I have my doubts...
    Cepee Tabibian
    19/10/2016 #1 Cepee Tabibian
    @Lucien Engelen, thanks for sharing on beBee!!
  6. ProducerLucien Engelen

    Lucien Engelen

    19/10/2016
    Always-everywhere-internet from space
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    Sarah Allen
    21/10/2016 #1 Sarah Allen
    Incredible, I did not realize that 3–5 BILLION people in the world were not yet connected. So many possibilities for digital health as developing countries' online presence starts to mature.
  7. ProducerDavid Gomes

    David Gomes

    15/09/2016
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    Hans Dholakia
    25/09/2016 #1 Hans Dholakia
    I am sorry to say but this is anything but yoga. The very purpose of yoga is to rise above body consciousness. Sensuous pleasure can never have anything to do with yoga.
  8. Matt Wilson

    Matt Wilson

    14/09/2016
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    The EHR (Electronic Health Records) Software has brought a drastic shift in working of hospitals and clinics around the world. The EHR Systems provides host of benefits for medical professionals and also the patients.

    #EHR #EHRImplementation #Healthtech #healthcare #EMR
    Matt Wilson
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  9. Donna-Luisa Eversley
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  10. Gary Sharpe

    Gary Sharpe

    08/09/2016
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    Susan Rooks
    08/09/2016 #1 Susan Rooks
    Important info from @Gary Sharpe!
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    Patient portals are trendiest innovation made by IT giants for healthcare sector. No wonder why most hospitals and clinical staff employees are able to handle maximum patients with an ease.

    #PatientPortal #Software #HealthcareSoftware #GuestPost #guestblogging
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  12. ProducerDavid Gomes

    David Gomes

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    Don Graham
    09/09/2016 #1 Don Graham
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  18. ProducerDavid Gomes

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    Brian McKenzie
    25/07/2016 #1 Brian McKenzie
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