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  • Showing Compassion

    As a future healthcare provider, I am learning a key concept when educating patients: be firm but kind; and it's ok to not get your point across. Many of the chronic diseases we face in healthcare require lifestyle changes and perpetual monitoring, which all hinge on our patients' vigilance. At a wellness class I teach once a month, I ...
    Posted to NP & PA Student Blog (Weblog) on August 13, 2012
  • Prescribing for Mental Health

    In watching the practice of prescribing psychotropic medications I am very hesitant about my own prescriptive practices and keenly observant of other practitioners. I am acutely sensitive to the issue. It seems like every other patient I see, irrespective of the setting, is prescribed SSRIs and benzodiazepines, and almost none of them are also ...
    Posted to New Grad NP (Weblog) on July 28, 2011