Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Way Home

Disclaimer: It’s all fictional, based on my personal experience, imagination, and observation over the years. *** It wasn’t because Kayla was only five that she couldn’t understand her mother. Kayla thought that sometimes her mother simply wasn’t making much sense. … Continue reading

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Communication

We used to have a patient with a “trach.” The new case manager was annoyed that our patient refused to use the pen and paper he gave her to “talk” to him. He didn’t realize our patient was illiterate. A … Continue reading

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Carer, Caregriver, Care Partner?

Whether we like it or not, our experience is often shaped by our language. Most of the changes we see over the past century have been fueled by our desire to show greater respect for all individuals. For example, while … Continue reading

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Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

“Mental Health,” “Mental Wellbeing,” “Mental Wellness,” “Mental Illness…” Regardless of the term you use in your workplace and the emphasis of your agency, I hope you’ll be doing something to raise awareness this month and help make a difference!

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