Looking for inspiration on today's post I stumbled upon Pastor Dan's Blog about SPIES, and acronym that breaks down whole person care. I decided to take each letter of that and relate it to how I'm attempting to navigate the world today. While I've talked holistic care for patients before, I've yet to apply it … Continue reading Whole Person Care
Yesterday I was getting a patient from the ED whose admitting diagnosis was "altered mental status due to hepatic encephalopathy". They had stopped taking their lactulose, so their mind was fuzzier than usual. Patients who struggle with alcoholism that result in altered mental status can be a difficult population to keep patience with. They are … Continue reading Be Kind. Pt 2.