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August 2013
Aug 5, 2013 6:10 PM

In 2009, Mike noticed a sudden change in his wife’s short term memory. He was aware that her behavior may have been indicative of a stroke, and so he took Vickie to a nearby emergency room.

After being admitted to the hospital, she was put on medications to reduce her...

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June 2013

Jun 12, 2013 11:14 AM

I almost laughed when I heard that. Of course, that might have made me move, so I remained "calm". Or as calm as I can be lying on my back with my shirt off in a doctor's office. One of the office's attendants was administering a test on me. Another...

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Jun 7, 2013 11:26 AM

 An Exercise in Appreciative Inquiry

Taking care of my aunt at the end of her life and what I learned

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February 2013

Feb 18, 2013 6:22 PM

This is an account of my patient experience. I am writing with the hope that something can be done so that no other person has to go through what I did. The pain and suffering I had to endure was unnecessary and could have been avoided if the first health...

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September 2012

Sep 30, 2012 6:17 PM

What do you expect from your healthcare professionals? A woman in hospital for appendicitis overhears nurses discussing an apparently absurd request from another patient.

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