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The Sick Advocate is a blog that brings to light the "I didn't know that" and "why does that happen" issues that are pervasive in hospital settings. Whimsical at times passionate at others. Mostly a blending of both.

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Language: English

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  • Hidden woman
    on Dec 3, 2016 in Uncategorized
    I am a nurse. I am privy to raw moments experienced by people. In a matter of minutes, the concoction of an acute life change, an unfamiliar environment, and a situation beyond their control is challenging them to a stare down. It is then, that the p...
  • A Tribute to His Royal Purpleness- One Month ago today
    on May 21, 2016 in Uncategorized Vocal Thoughts
    Penned in my journal on April 21, 2016: Prince Rogers Nelson died today. Ironically all week I had been bragging about and watching him on video. So it particularly stuck a terrible chord to find out this man whose songs stretched decades through my...
  • And the Winner is…
    on Mar 4, 2016 in Home Life
    ‘America’s Got Talent’… ‘Scandal’… ‘How to Get Away With Murder’… ‘Judge Judy’… These shows have a common element that is familiar to us all that keep us coming back for mo...
  • Make the Money That You Are Worth  Are you underpaid and feeling underappreciated? If you screamed, “Yes”, I can guarantee you are not alone. But how do you make headway with the person holding the purse strings at your place of employment? You want a raise, but don’t kno...
  • Welcome!
    on Mar 1, 2016 in Uncategorized
    Hey there! Thank you for stopping by my page! My hope is to enrich your life by having visited; much like going to a friend’s place for a beverage and conversation. I won’t climb into the pigeon-hole of a solitary subject, rather you̵...
  • You are…
    on Mar 1, 2016 in Uncategorized
    When I was in grade school and high school, other kids my age said some pretty mean stuff to me. When I was a young adult, people said some crazy mean stuff to me. Now that I am a mature adult, it’s all changed. Just kidding. People have said...
  • Reasons
    on Jul 13, 2015 in Uncategorized
    Recently, I did a brief presentation regarding the importance of learning family medical history at a community event. The audience was receptive and connected with the topic quite well. I was well pleased. I did, however, learn something as well. I...
  • Hello! I’m Still Here!Why do Emergency Department visits take so long? I go in, give my name, get an armband and sit. They call my name, take me into a room, ask me what’s wrong, take my vital signs, and send me back into the waiting room to sit. And sit. And sit! What...
  • ComplianceWhat do you think of when you hear the word: compliance? In the world of hospital, it has to do with how well you are following your medical treatment plan.  That would be the treatment plan that you and your provider implemented. You were able to p...
  • Informed ConsentIn the 1930’s and the 1940’s many experiments that took place violated what we could call present day patient’s rights. As a patient in the hospital you have the right to know what procedures will be done and what they involve. This...
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