September 4, 2013

The Critical Care Shofar Ritual

Once upon a time there was a young rabbi who, inspired by the Rosh Hashana spirit, decided to walk across town to blow shofar for hospital […]
May 31, 2013

Focus on the Patient

I remember how, on one of my first shifts as a registered nurse, the monitor started ringing when I was in a patient room. The alarm […]
May 7, 2013

To generalize or to specialize?

While working on a general medicine unit I was approached by a specialist who inquired about a specific patient.  His question was vague and open-ended and sounded something like, “How is he doing today?”

At this point, I will note that the above doctor was a hematologist.