Tag Archives: Families
2012-07-09 Rescue and Routine BBv2

Rescue AND Routine: We need both

This week marks the 12-year anniversary of the tornado that devastated the Pine Lake area in Alberta, located 25 km southeast of Red Deer. It was one of the worst tornadoes in Canadian history, injuring hundreds of people and reducing a once idyllic campground into rubble. It was also one of the deadliest. My dad, […]
Nurse's Cap

Should Clinicians Strip Down or Suit Up?

Don’t worry. We’re not turning this into a fashion blog. But the topic of what health care professionals should and should not wear is a hot topic lately, and I’m finding it fascinating. On June 25th my fellow blogger Susan Shaw explored the issue and provided some thought provoking ideas in her post “What (NOT) […]
2012-06-11 Too much talking SS

Too much talking

About a month ago my son needed to have his first blood test.  Ooh, I thought to myself, here’s a chance to combine my fantastic mom- and doctoring- skills. I can do a great job preparing my son for this potentially stressful event. I described to him in kid-friendly terms the steps of having a […]