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You are the Triage Nurse in the ER

You are working the night shift in the emergency room. Four ambulances arrive at the admitting door at the same time. The attendants say they have gunshot wounds to the head. All four patients are critical. Which patient do you see first, second, third and last? This is the job of triage. There is not...

If you want Patient-Centered Care, Put Patients on Your Team!
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If you want Patient-Centered Care, Put Patients on Your Team!

Today’s rant is about clinical prescriptions for modifying other people’s behavior and habits – specifically the addictions, diet, and gambling. I have conducted research on diets and dieting because I was obese and wanted to lose weight. Over the years, I tried several suggested weight loss strategies including the Kelly Brownell plan which is essentially...

Front cover og Patientology
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I Have a New Review on my Book “Patientology” on Amazon.

The review says: “Are some patients like victims of some crimes blamed for their illness? By an Amazon Customer on April 25, 2017 Format: Paperback A very interesting and thought provoking perspective. Provides a detailed exploration on the relationship of patients with the Health Care Delivery System from a victimology perspective. Draw parallels to identified...

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How I got Started Writing

Just before finishing my PhD, the UCLA School of Nursing offered me a job as an Assistant Professor. I was warned right away that UCLA was a “publish or perish” university. That meant that if I didn’t publish research papers, no matter how wonderful I was as a teacher, I would not get promoted or...