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He Taught Me to Live Before He Died

SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- I'll never forget helping John die.No, I didn't kill him. Cancer killed him, but I helped him die by telling him what to expect, how to protect his functional independence for as long as possible, reframing and contextualizing the whole beautiful and awful business, giving him drugs, calling cancer a bitch, and holding his hand.

A Daily Deal Site for Nurses?

SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) --IndulgeSocial.com, a new "daily deal" site for nurses is launching in a city near you. Among the thousands of daily deal sites blossoming nation-wide, we found it interesting that one is finally offering deals just for nurses.

I Wanted A Tan, But Woke Up In A Hospital

SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- Baños, Ecuador, a balmy village of waterfalls and thermal springs poised on the neck of the massive Tungurahua volcano, is the type of lush South American hamlet that makes tourists and travel writers swoon. Normally, I'd be thrilled to be there, but instead, I was half-conscious with pain. I was lying on an exam table in the town's medical clinic, my skirt hitched to my thighs.

I Know You Bitter Than You Think

SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- When I first heard about the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords, I jumped on a computer. Within minutes, I had the link to Jared Loughner's MySpace page. I had a probable photo of Loughner at a rally from a local newspaper. And I had a YouTube manifesto, which still had very few page views.

I Was A Doctor Accustomed To Death, But Not This Time

SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- I currently live and work in Miami as a doctor for old people -- the very profession so derided in my early years of training. To be more specific, I am the psychiatrist at one of the largest nursing homes in the United States. Although people sometimes call my place of work "God's waiting room," they miss a much bigger picture.


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