April 17, 2007, 11:27 am

One Year On: Grand Rounds Returns to Fat Doctor!


A year ago, Grand Rounds was hosted by Fat Doctor.

After a very eventful year for our favorite famine resistant colleague, she is back again with her “witty brilliance” present and accounted for!

Again, many blogs that are new to me are highlighted this week – the medical blogosphere just keeps expanding!

Take in this week’s offerings here.

(Don’t forget that Change of Shift will be hosted this Thursday at Blissful Entropy. Email your submissions to erica at letterperfectediting dot com.)


I think I’m going to stop watching the news. I’m not sure I can take anymore of what we’ve seen these last two days.


I’m heartsick over the massacre that occurred at Virginia Tech.

Like everyone else today, I am trying hard to get my mind around what happened.

I can’t.

Evil is incomprehensible.

As the mother of a current college student, I’m suddenly anxious for the safety of my adult son. As the mother of a daughter who will attend college in a year, safety is now a primary criteria for her college selection.

I grieve for the children and for the professors. I ache for the parents and family and friends and classmates.

Today my prayers, like those of everyone else, go out to the families of the victims and to the Virginia Tech community.


  • "A" RN

    April 17, 2007 at 1:45 pm

    I have a daughter who is a second year at UVA. Too close to home….she is freaked, and I can’t blame her. I cannot imagine what those parents are going through.

  • Onehealthpro

    April 17, 2007 at 5:32 pm

    What can we do to prevent these incidents? We can begin by reducing the stigma associated with mental health services. One faculty member suggested that the student who fired the shots get counseling, but it never happened. We will probably never know why he didn’t seek help, but we do know our society does not consider mental health services as valuable as physical health services. Insurances have all but eliminated coverage for inpatient mental health care.

  • UP Nurse

    April 17, 2007 at 7:59 pm

    You are correct Onehealthpro…if there was a way for people to get help, or those identifying the ones who need help to get help for them, maybe something like this could be prevented.

    We have serious mental health issues in this country…both from the insurance stand point and how people view mental illness.

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