Medscape has some interesting articles from this past week that are worth a look…
I don’t know about you, but last week I reached my news saturation point. By Friday night I had to shut down my electronics and just get away from all of it. (My eyes needed a break, as the brilliant Amy Poehler stated.) So a lot of what I’ve been reading *isn’t* about Boston, but [...]
Medscape has an interesting article looking at the ethical and legal challenges in disaster medicine. No CEs attached to it, unfortunately, but it does make some fascinating points. It’s not a terribly long piece, so if part of your responsibilities include response to or preparation for disasters, it’s worth a look.
This weekend I talked with my daughter about what happened in Connecticut on Friday, and frankly it wasn’t as good a conversation as I would have liked (Facetime is no substitute for being able to reach out and hug your kid in times like these, so that was the #1 issue with our talk). It [...]
After a very long (but very productive week) in Portland last week, I unplugged for the weekend (sort of). Mostly I just tried not to do work, instead enjoying being home after 5 days on the opposite coast. As much as I like Portland, I like DC more, and DC was lovely enough to provide [...]
I’m spending the week in Portland, OR teaching and consulting with a fantastic group of folks, a gig I’ve been looking forward to for awhile. Here’s hoping this week will be a drier and warmer one for our friends and colleagues in New York and New Jersey still recovering from Sandy. For a peek at [...]
November 1, 2012 | Leave a Comment
A request for distribution from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (some of you have seen these resources before, but it’s worth reposting them): To assist efforts in disaster-stricken areas, NSVRC collaborated with several organizations in the field to establish The Relief Fund for Sexual Assault Victims www.nsvrc.org/relief-fund. We are working to increase donations to the fund. Help us [...]
Not surprisingly, I have had an influx of emails this week from nurses asking about formal opportunities to assist in disasters. Coincidentally, Medscape published this article at the beginning of the month that I had intended to post. As with all Medscape articles you must log-in to read it; membership is free. What’s particularly helpful [...]
We are very fortunate to have ridden out the storm with relatively little damage. But following along on Twitter last night for real time updates, it was clear many of you did not. And many of you were in the thick of things, in the hospitals and on the streets, responding to the crisis and [...]
A slightly abbreviated list of things I’ve been reading since last we spoke, as we anticipate worsening weather (with potential power outages) as Sandy hits. Hope everyone in the storm’s path is hunkered down, safe and warm (and dry).