Posts Tagged ‘Patient Advocate’

Taking Action When Someone you Love May Need it the Most

Friday, February 11, 2011 14:37 1 Comment

Guest Post By Danielle Leach
What do you do for your seriously ill loved one when you still have time with them, but not sure how much time before they die?
So many people offered to help but I was at a loss when my son Mason was dying of cancer in 2007.  Luckily, before Mason died, […]

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Bruce Dan, MD Cancer Blog – 4 Tips to Help Whip Doctors and Nurses into Shape

Monday, May 10, 2010 14:11 2 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Part II
In Part I of my blog, “Bruce Dan, MD Blogs About His Cancer Treatment”, and I highlighted areas where Dr. Dan shows humor, strength and resolve.
Part II addresses issues that Dr. Dan observes firsthand that affect patient care.
Dr. Dan offers his observations and I offer some simple tips to […]

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Medical Errors: Nurse’s Tips Can Help Prevent Medical Errors

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 20:22 2 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
This post isn’t being written to frighten you or to cause you to mistrust hospitals.
It’s to make you aware that medical errors do occur, but there are steps that you can take to help prevent medical errors from happening.
First, some vital information
According to a recent investigation by the Hearst Corporation, […]

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Real Simple Magazine Taps Experts for Emergency Care Advice

Thursday, February 26, 2009 10:32 3 Comments

Preparing for Life’s Mishaps
by Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Having this card in your wallet could save your life in an ER
When Real Simple Magazine reporter contacted me for a story on emergency rooms, I was delighted to help out.  I think it’s important for readers to have the perspective from a nurse on the […]

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