June 2012 eNewsletter
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Early summer blooms and warmer temperatures all across North America are simply beckoning for more time outdoors. Whether you're young or old, it's human nature to hibernate during winter's dark, chilly months. We need to consider, however, our mobility might not be what it was, especially for our older population.
In this issue, we have tips from "The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life" as well as...
- Why cancer after-care deserves STAR treatment, and
- How to facilitate "Healing Conversations."
We hope you enjoy these quick reads and that they help make your day brighter and more informed.
Who could also benefit? Please share with your clients, friends, and colleagues.
PS: Please let us know how we're doing and which topics interest you the most!
In this Issue - June 2012
Appreciative Inquiry offers medical professionals a conversation starter
So often medical professionals are called to the profession, answering a need for care. Yet, when reality takes hold, the focus is on pain and treatments, not necessarily the desired outcome. A question from a strategy consultant to Fortune 500 businesses has sparked something of a movement.
Take a slice of advice on resiliency: 'The Swiss Cheese Theory'
What's it take to be resilient? And how can you grab your slice of satisfaction?
Look at life like Swiss Cheese, co-authors Judy Belmont, MS, and Lora Shor, MSW, suggest in their popular book Swiss Cheese Theory of Life. Learn how to help clients (and yourself) recover from setbacks, the "Swiss Cheese" way.
Cancer patients get STAR treatment from Harvard MD
Cancer recovery patients benefit from rehabilitative treatment to achieve higher functioning
How is cancer so different from other major health complications that patients shouldn’t be referred to rehabilitation, asks Harvard MD Julie Silver. Hear her argument for cancer rehabilitative treatments and how to bring patients closer to a fully functioning recovery.
Top 8 reasons why your clients need a portable shower
Now your clients don't need to settle for a sponge bath.
As a healthcare professional you know that lack of proper hygiene causes dryness of the skin and can accelerate the development of pressure ulcers. Prescribe the Amramp Portable Roll-in Shower - the best bathing option for your patients to avoid more serious skin conditions.
What are the options when your patient is unable to climb upstairs to a second-floor bathroom, or if their home is laid out in such a way that a shower is inaccessible?