"Healing Our Health Care System: Novel Ideas For Reclaiming Care" - Explorer Series Lecture, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Theresa Brown, Clinical Nurse and Bestselling Author
To heal our health care system we must return to our roots in the human: our patients' humanity and our own. Drawing on clinical examples and works of literature, we’ll learn that to heal patients, clinicians must first heal themselves.
The Department of Medicine hosts local faculty and outstanding regional or national leaders in their respective fields, who present on a range of topics in weekly grand rounds that represent all of the department’s subspecialties. Each year, the Medicine Grand Rounds schedule offers presentations in a variety of formats. These presentations are designed for our faculty, residents, fellows, other healthcare professionals, and researchers who wish to remain up to date on new science in their field and to encourage collaboration among scientists and physicians. Medicine Grand Rounds are held weekly at 12pm in the LHAS auditorium. Attendees can receive CME credit.
The PHPN Symposium is an event held once every two years that brings together more than 500 PH-treating health care professionals to learn and earn CME/CE; share research among peers; and network with other health care professionals. The 2017 PHPN Symposium, Navigating the Future: Individualizing Patient Care in the Face of Increasingly Complex Treatment Options, will be held in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area on Oct. 5-7, 2017.
Warwick's is hosting clinical RN Theresa Brown on Thursday, June 16th at 7:30pm to discuss and sign her new memoir, The Shift.
Theresa Brown received her B.S.N. from the University of Pittsburgh and, during what she calls her past life, a Ph.D. in English from the University of Chicago. Brown is a regular contributor to the New York Times blog "Well." Her essay "Perhaps Death Is Proud; More Reason to Savor Life" was included inThe Best American Science Writing 2009 and The Best American Medical Writing 2009.
This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.
In a book as eye-opening as it is riveting, practicing nurse and New York Times columnist Theresa Brown invites us to experience not just a day in the life of a nurse but all the life that happens in just one day on a hospital's cancer ward.
In the span of twelve hours, lives can be lost, life-altering medical treatment decisions made, and dreams fulfilled or irrevocably stolen. In Brown's skilled hands—as both a dedicated nurse and an insightful chronicler of events—we are given an unprecedented view into the individual struggles as well as the larger truths about medicine in this country, and by shift's end, we have witnessed something profound about hope and healing and humanity.
Every day, Theresa Brown holds patients' lives in her hands. On this day there are four. There is Mr. Hampton, a patient with lymphoma to whom Brown is charged with administering a powerful drug that could cure him—or kill him; Sheila, who may have been dangerously misdiagnosed; Candace, a returning patient who arrives (perhaps advisedly) with her own disinfectant wipes, cleansing rituals, and demands; and Dorothy, who after six weeks in the hospital may finally go home.
Prioritizing and ministering to their needs takes the kind of skill, sensitivity, and, yes, humor that enable a nurse to be a patient's most ardent advocate in a medical system marked by heartbreaking dysfunction as well as miraculous success.