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Brief Lessons in Person-Centered Care: Please Do Not Place the Chair in the Center of the Room

You are reading one in a series of short posts translating the patient experience to an action-oriented context for clinicians.

My wheelchair was outfitted with a tray, which might be convenient if I were cruising the halls of the locked brain injury unit, snacking on Doritos I took away from lunch, sipping stale hospital coffee from a Styrofoam cup, with the red straw pinched on the end like the metal receiving mold of a stapler, greeting staff with a Cheshire grin—“should he be out of his room?” The tray, brittle plastic, sold to Boeing in the late-1970s to pop up from the arm rests. 1,451 more words


How Neurology and Physiology Are Related

Neurology and Physiology are very closely related in many ways. This is because of the Cerebral Cortex, Amygdala, Hippocampus, and the Thalamus parts of the brain.


Brain Science and Great TV....

This past Tuesday I had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Bruce Perry talk about the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics.  “The Neurosequential Model is a developmentally-informed, biologically-respectful approach to working with at-risk children.” (www.childtrauma.org). 278 more words

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Delirium: sudden onset often lingering emotional impact

Patients with ICU delirium are less likely to survive and more likely to suffer long-term cognitive damage if they do.  STAT Boston Globe taken 10-17-2016

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Results (part II)

Continued from part I

fMRI: This showed two things. The left side of my brain is dominant for language, so I can’t use anything here as an excuse for any problems I might have with Spanish (or English for that matter!). 235 more words

Ralph "Passes" the Test to Participate in Alzheimer's Study

The research nurse at Emory’s Brain Center called a week ago asking if we—Ralph and I because caregivers play an active role—would be interested in participating in a research study.   833 more words

Q+A: Why Can’t the New Jersey Train Engineer Remember the Crash?

The engineer of the New Jersey Transit train that crashed at Hoboken Terminal last week, killing one woman and injuring more than 100 people, told federal investigators that he was going only 10 mph as he approached the station, … 673 more words

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