October 23, 2007, 9:05 am

Prognosticate With Grand Rounds!

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I can foresee a relaxing morning of quiet reading!

It’s time once again for Grand Rounds, this time hosted by the intrepid contributors of Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Care Blog, where many in the medical blogosphere did not hesitate to participate in the “Prognosticate” theme of the week.

I predict that a splendid time is guaranteed for all!



Our favorite Mother Jones is taking the reins for the next Change of Shift, coming up a week from Thursday at Nurse Ratched’s Place. Head over to Blog Carnival with your best by-for-or-about nursing posts or send them directly to nurseratcheds place at yahoo dot com. Either way, I predict that many of you will send in submissions!


Digiposter — Jeff Scott Soto

Have you been sitting around wondering “Gee, I’d like to see a live rock concert webcast. I must have to go somewhere and vote for it. But where do I go?”

You have?

You might need a life!

But I have just the thing for you! If you click on the widget and vote for Jeff, you will be able to rest easily, knowing that you did your part.

Oh, and “Mistiejourney”? Uh, that’s me. It’s my alter ego on all the rock boards and forums.

Even though Journey and I have gone our…wait for it…separate ways…it’s hard to shake a screen name you’ve had for thirteen years. It becomes part of your identity.

Geeze, maybe I need a life.


Boy, talk about shifting gears, I have to go write a five page rough draft of my critical argument paper. The topic?

Terri Schiavo.

There’s a topic that will yank me back to reality real fast.

Wish me luck.


  • Vand

    October 23, 2007 at 2:43 pm

    I joined and voted. He my name there is the first one I used and still use…. gammavh

  • NPs Save Lives

    October 23, 2007 at 6:59 pm

    I’d love to read it when you finish. Terry is such a topic that can stir up some high emotions. It was a tragic case.

  • marachne

    October 24, 2007 at 7:29 am

    I echo NPs Save Lives — love to see what you write (heck, I could even do an edit on it if you’d like–not to say you aren’t a great writer, but everything needs a “second set of eyes” on it.

  • MyOwnWoman

    October 27, 2007 at 9:07 am

    Ok, this has absolutely nothing to do with blogging but I have to ask someone. A Scrub company asked if they could advertise on my blog site for a small amount of money each month. I see that you advertise. Is this a good thing or should I steer clear?

  • AlisonH

    October 28, 2007 at 1:26 pm

    I was visiting a PVS patient weekly for months, a little before Schiavo’s case hit the news. What I learned from the whole very difficult experience was that what I thought was for me to keep to myself, being only a friend, and that it absolutely must be only the family’s decision. And where the family differs, it must be the spouse if there’s a spouse. My only legitimate role was to listen–not talk about whether the patient knew we were there or not or any such thing–so that the grieving family would feel less alone. They had enough to deal with without my making it worse. If I was coming to be a friend, then, in this one instance in life, I needed to shut up to truly be a friend; voicing an opinion meant I was siding with one member of the family over another. Not cool. My simply coming was what spoke the loudest, and that was exactly what they needed to hear.

    That they were not alone.

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