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On patient empowerment...

I just found a journal article titled, “Empowerment in people with COPD.” The dictionary defines empower as, “give someone the authority or power to do something.” Now really, can I give someone authority or power over their COPD? No. Ever since I read Jane Vella’s book,...

SVN q4h...

Cleaning out my desk, I found a handwritten note: Doctor said to the parent, “Use SVN q4h” At 8 p.m. the parent called the doctor with 2 questions: — What is an SVN? — What does q4h mean? True story.

Transition and recalibr...

At the end of 2015, after nearly 22 years, I will retire from my position as Health Education Specialist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. What will I do when I retire? Everything but go to work. I will continue to keep up on the current research and trends in patient education,...

Should discharge planni...

You have an opportunity to comment on proposed rule by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. But you have only 60 days from November 3, 2015 to comment. For clarity and accuracy, I am quoting the sources directly on the description of this proposal. “The proposed...