Month: June 2018

Americans are depressed and suicidal because something is wrong with our culture.

Don’t pathologize the despair that is a rational response to a culture that values people based on ever escalating financial and personal achievements. In September of 2004, I received the call that every person dreads: My father had dropped dead of a heart attack at the age of 61. It came at a time when I […]

PC leader challenged to produce health care funding plan.

Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) president Vicki McKenna, RN, has written an open letter to Doug Ford, calling on the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party leader to release a full-costed platform on health care and to show how the PC Party would fund its health care commitments if elected to govern. “Ontario nurses feel we can no […]

Why we need to clear our cluttered minds.

By: Jonathon Gatehouse If the world feels like it’s getting more complicated, that’s because it is—in ways both large and small, and with discombobulating speed. In 1976, the average supermarket stocked 9,000 different items. Today, its shelves are packed with 40,000. The spread of TV, video and computers—at work, at home and in our pockets—means that […]

‘My truly sick patients’ safety was at risk:’ Overworked nurses seek burnout relief.

By Ginger Christ, The Plain Dealer gchrist@plaind.com Eight years as a local emergency room nurse was enough. The high-stress career, coupled with staff shortages, pushed a local nurse to look for a different career in medicine. “It was too stressful and not worth it to me any longer. I felt like I was working so […]