Category: Md Article

Retirement – Without Regrets

Becoming a nurse became my goal at age five, when I suffered a life-threatening illness. A career in nursing was what I wanted and I knew it was something I had to do. And, in 1969, I...

Feeling Blue? Tense? Anxious?

Do you worry excessively or are you anxious a lot of the time? Are you often bothered by the following: • A – Feeling restless, keyed-up, or on edge? • B – Feeling tense? • C –...

Nurses from the world of fiction Respectable Women Do It

Nurses from the world of fiction Respectable Women Do It

For centuries, there were few occupations open to respectable women. Beyond marriage, the only occupations considered suitable were teaching and nursing. In 1929, in part to create role models in nursing, nurses made their...

Body Language

Body Language

Bodies come in all shapes and sizes. Some are deemed perfect, some defective. Some deemed beautiful, some ugly. Bodies are subject to invasion, injury, and illness. And they can produce marvelous things. In her...

Controversial Medical Procedures

Controversial Medical Procedures

Some very controversial medical procedures are available – if you know where to look. Consider amputee fetishists. In the psychiatric literature, the term is apotemnophilia. In a different literature, the term is wannabe. These are people...

Quarantined!

Over the centuries, the official response to infectious disease has been quarantine. For example, the bible (Leviticus XII and XIV) goes into considerable discussion of the diagnosis and treatment of leprosy. People who were...

Reaping Rewards Volunteers know that not all rewards are financial.

Reaping Rewards Volunteers know that not all rewards are financial.

In every hospital there is a corps of hard workers who never receive a paycheck. Nurses, doctors, lab technologists, dieticians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, food service workers, engineers, clerks, and housekeepers all...

About a Girl

As a nurse practitioner, I often encounter patients and situations that seem, for one reason or another, overwhelming. Sometimes there is too much happiness – the good outcome of a test, the birth of...

Therapy With Trapper

Trapper had a job to do. He sat quietly on a chair beside my husband Ken’s hospital bed to shake hands, to be stroked, and to comfort. That’s what it’s all about for Jill...

Diary of a Neighborhood Pharmacist, Entry #27

Diary of a Neighborhood Pharmacist, Entry #27

In those days, I was upper lower middle management – not very important within the organization, but I had a seat on the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee (also known as the Formulary Committee), so...