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I err, therefore I am

When talking about the human mental capabilities, in The Symbolic Species, Terrence Deacon stated that “biologically, we are just another ape. Mentally, we are new phylum of organism.”  This wondrous and unfathomably complex organ – the brain –  has enabled us to become the most dominant species of the planet. 787 more words

Healthcare

A fiduciary failing

“A fiduciary is “one who owes to another the duties of good faith, trust, confidence and candour”. As a fiduciary relationship, it must rely on principles of autonomy, non-maleficence, beneficence, justice and fidelity at all times.” 428 more words

PFAC MONDAY MEMO: PFACs Essential to Safety and Quality

Not only is engaging patients and families in care decisions, quality improvement initiatives, patient experience processes and all key healthcare decisions the right thing to do from a… 50 more words

Relationship Centered Care

An Open Letter to Senator Maureen Walsh

Dear Senator Walsh,

I am a Nurse.  This morning I was greeted by a  headline that read,

“Senator states that nurses ‘probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day’ in amending rest breaks bill” 1,136 more words

By Derek Eastwood

The third leading cause of death in the United States — medical errors, claim 251,000  lives every year. When you break this figure down it is really shocking as it is the equivalent of almost 700 deaths per day and 9.5% of total deaths every year. 62 more words

Healthy Living

Exonerated man testifies for forensic science bill

A bill to help people wrongfully convicted by flawed forensic science is under consideration in Virginia, helped by a man who spent more than three decades in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. 43 more words

American Academy Of Forensic Science