Meditation Not A Fix, Maybe Because You’re Not Broken: A Letter From Bev and Kerri

As I was struggling to finish my work in my office, one of my residents stopped by and noticed. I felt harried and I’m pretty sure I looked it. She mentioned she’d heard that I practice mindfulness meditation. I remarked that it comes in handy on days like I was having. Anyway, that’s just to […]

Hats On For Children’s Palliative Care And More: Guest Post by Luisella Magnani

This is a guest post from Luisella Magnani. It’s been a while since I’ve heard from Luisella. I offer my condolences on her most recent loss and affirm her message supporting the palliative care organizations such as those celebrating Word Hospice and Palliative Care Day on October 14, 2017, urging “Don’t leave those suffering behind.” […]

Firemen, Foot Soldiers, And Fixers

The blog has been pretty quiet lately. One reason is that the psychiatry consult service has been pretty busy. I also am in phased retirement and away from the hospital more often. However, I do have a new office, which I plan to keep as neat as possible for the next occupant, whoever that might […]

News Flash: Retiree Fooling Around With Painted Ladies

As many of you know, I’m adjusting to phased retirement. It’s reminding me of Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Signature Program I took about nine years ago. It was a time when I was negotiating a major change in life. It was focused on work.  I now have a new perspective […]

CPCP: Improving Psychiatry Consultation Questions

Today we had an outstanding Clinical Problems in Consultation Psychiatry (CPCP) presentation by several trainees, including residents and medical students. This is the first one about improving the two way street of communication between the psychiatry consultation service and consultees and I don’t know why it took us so long to get to it. The […]