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I Got to Meet a Soap Opera Star
by Toni Patt
One of our residents has a well-known grandson. For several years, he starred as one of the Chandlers on the soap opera, "All My Children." There are autographed pictures of him throughout the facility from his last visit. When I started working there, Read More...
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The Squeaky Patient Gets the Attention
by Toni Patt
There's an old saying the squeaky wheel gets the oil. In healthcare that translates to the patient who complains the loudest, is the most uncooperative or makes the most unreasonable demands, also gets all the attention. Often this means other patients Read More...
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A Disappointing Outcome
by Toni Patt
When I started my current job, I was given a request. Help Jenny (not her real name) walk again. Jenny had a devastating stroke four months prior to that and was just beginning to wake up. At first they didn't think she'd live. Then they didn't think Read More...
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Secret Santa Drama
by Toni Patt
I don't know about anyone else but I can't wait for Christmas to come and go. Things need to get back to normal, or what passes for normal. I'm not a holiday person. I don't go out of my way to celebrate them. Holidays are actually my favorite days to Read More...
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My Patient Died
by Toni Patt
One of my favorite patients died last weekend. It wasn't unexpected. She'd been gradually deteriorating for the last few weeks. It was obvious by looking at her that she wasn't feeling well. She'd begun talking about stopping dialysis because it made Read More...
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