Occasionally I compile some of the odds and ends that have been stacking up in my inbox for FHO readers. I figured if you are stuck working a shift during this holiday and have some downtime (as if) here’s a good way to use some time. Click through for details:
Thank you to everyone who left me comments and sent emails with well wishes. I definitely took advantage of the time off and spent some quality time with my family. But it’s a new week, so convalescent time is over and back to work I go. I’m headed to the NAC one more time later in the week; until then much of my time will be spent refining a new curriculum (speaking of which: we still have room in this course for anyone interested–more info here). Before I get to my list of what’s caught my eye since last we spoke, a reminder that the National Sexual Assault Conference is happening this week in Pittsburgh. If you can’t be there (like me), follow along at #NSAC2014.
If you are working with living patients, assessing for suicide risk should be part of your practice. Maybe not for every patient walking through your doors (depending on your practice and specialty), but certainly in some circumstances. This article from Medscape provides some useful information regarding the current evidence base for assessing patients for suicide risk. A useful read, and a good conversation for a staff meeting or inservice. The article is free, but site registration is required.
In my haste to get my life back to normal, I almost forgot it’s Nurses Week, so a happy one to all of my nursing colleagues out there. This week marks a year since three women (and the child of one of the women) escaped from the home of Ariel Castro in Cleveland after a decade in captivity, and the local Fox affiliate interviewed the nurses involved in their care at MetroHealth that night when they were brought in.
I am on my way to Argentina, but wanted to leave you with a new full-text post before I jet off. This week’s offering is actually a law review article, and I post it because it’s an important perspective from the legal profession about a conversation we should be having more of (or really, just having since I don’t know that I’ve ever heard the topic mentioned in any formal way). Click through for details: