Those Emergency Blues: If You See a Teddy Bear, Shoot It

That would be the taste of barf in my throat Nurses Week is fast approaching. I am steeling myself  mentally for the steady drizzle of syrupy tributes from various health care apparatchiks and functionaries, who will inevitably make some reference to nurses as “angels” and the “beating heart of health care” or some such tripe. I have ...

Those Emergency Blues: The Insanity of It All

Warning: my semi-annual politicalish post. When I read this, I admit I gawped: $26,659: Our 2011 Medical Expenses  Yes, you read that right. And we had insurance coverage for everyone last year, including daughter, 16, and my son who is 23 years old. Let me break it down for you: Insurance Premiums……………..$14,179.04 Prescription Costs…………………$ 7,198.00* Doctors ...

Those Emergency Blues: TV Series Hot

Gob-smacklingly stupid or hip advertising? I’m leaning towards the former. Via CBC: A Stockholm hospital that published an online ad looking to fill a summer position with a nurse who is “TV-series hot” says it was “written to catch people’s attention.”  “We want people to be curious and have a little imagination,” said Elisabeth Gauffin, ...