Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Between Atul Gawande and the Barbecue

to get to this guy...

Keeping up with Jeanne - our walk with Alzheimer’s

When Jeanne was diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment in 2010, she and her husband, Jerry, had to navigate the path from her retirement as professor of nursing to her death in January, 2016. Their initial goal was to enjoy every day together. Their final one was for Jeanne to be safe, comfortable, and content at home, where she could be dignified and loved until she died. This presentation reflects on how they met their goals, and on the people who helped them. 

Jerry Soucy, RN, CHPN is an expert nurse certified in palliative care and hospice. His clinical experience includes critical care, hemodialysis, and care at end of life. He was Jeanne’s primary caregiver through her decline and death. He practices at Death Nurse LLC, based in Concord, MA.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Two things for Saturday

because you can't say it enough...

and because david bowie is helping me grieve

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Tanned, rested and ready. Almost

It's the lamest excuse any blogger can offer. "I've been too busy..." As a former friend once said, "If you really want to do this, quit your day job."

Anywhoozle, I will be back soon on a more regular basis, and have some good stuff to share.

For now, enjoy this cartoon inspired by a recent conversation with a new nursing friend. It can also be used as the punchline in a stand-up bit:

"How does an oncologist know it's time to discontinue chemo? (1-2) When they close the casket!"

Thanks, Jerry