Coming soon: “Becoming an Informed Consumer Advocate When Using the Healthcare System” at OLLI, UNCA, Asheville, NC

I will be teaching this eight week course, “Becoming an Informed Consumer Advocate When Using the Healthcare System” to seniors at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNCA in March, 2019.  This course will discuss how to advocate for self, family or loved ones in pre-hospitalization settings, hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, facilities, palliative care and hospice settings. We will identify 50 Golden Eggs of Advocating Wisdom in pre-acute care, acute care and post-acute care settings in finding the care and support you need in navigating the healthcare system.

Phoenix Nurses: A Path to Renewal

Sometimes being on the front lines involves caring for our colleagues. “Assisting nurses to nurture and heal themselves” is a defined role of holistic nursing practice (AHNA & ANA, 2013, p. 8). Nothing can be more catastrophic for a nurse’s career than the loss of her/his license to practice. In this dark hour, a nurse will often need extra support and someone to walk alongside her/him in the healing process. This article describes a holistic nurse in North Carolina who is helping nurses in her region find the courage to rise up from the ashes and start anew.