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7.1 Another Type of Advocate

7.1 Another Type of Advocate

In our Season 7 opener, we’re learning about how social workers and nurse advocates can work together to help patients. With Damali N. Stansbury, LSW, MSW.

March Madness, You Say?

March Madness, You Say?

Even if you're not a college basketball fan — whether men's or women's — it's hard not to know that March is tournament time — also known as 'March Madness.' The term 'March Madness' has been linked to basketball since 1939, but March has also been associated with...

Let’s Talk About Dry January

Let’s Talk About Dry January

Happy New Year!!! I'm not sure if it is a good sign or a bad sign that the first time I heard about "Dry January" was one week ago! Apparently, Dry January began in 2012 as an initiative by Alcohol Change UK, a British non-profit, to 'ditch the hangover, reduce the...

6.12 A Very Bad Primary Care Provider

6.12 A Very Bad Primary Care Provider

In our Season 6 finale, Bianca Pollart, RN, BSN, shares a doozy of a cautionary tale about how a primary care provider who doesn’t listen to you can harm your health and well-being.

Don’t Go Home for the Holidays – Until You Read This!

Don’t Go Home for the Holidays – Until You Read This!

For many years as a young adult, I greeted the winter holiday season with trepidation. It took many years to figure out that I was the one in charge of managing my 'holiday' stress. But then again, I have never been hospitalized during Christmas. That brings a whole...

6.10 A Profiled Patient

6.10 A Profiled Patient

This week, we hear from Samantha Salerno, RN, BSN, who tells us all about a case in which a patient’s treatment for a painful condition was delayed — because his doctors and nurses made assumptions based on his tattoos.