Displaying items by tag: hospital care - Planet Herbs http://www.planetherbs.com Tue, 23 May 2017 12:55:40 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Care for the Caregiver, Part 1 http://www.planetherbs.com/lesley-tierras-blogs/care-for-the-caregiver-part-1.html http://www.planetherbs.com/lesley-tierras-blogs/care-for-the-caregiver-part-1.html Now that you know how to be and find a hospital advocate, what about the advocate herself? How does she get her much-needed support? Being a caregiver can be a staggering job and consume your mental, physical and emotional energy. Yet there are many ways that you can be supported at this time. This not only applies to hospital advocates, but all caregivers as well. Herbalists are caregivers, too. In fact, there are many ways to give care: emergency care as I just did with my mom in the hospital, care for someone who is dying, elder care, child care,…]]> ltierra@planetherbs.com (Lesley Tierra) Lesley Tierra's Blogs Fri, 09 Aug 2013 11:55:36 +0000 Find Your Hospital Advocate, Part 2 http://www.planetherbs.com/lesley-tierras-blogs/find-your-hospital-advocate-part-2.html http://www.planetherbs.com/lesley-tierras-blogs/find-your-hospital-advocate-part-2.html In Part I we discussed the essential need for having or being an advocate when you or a loved one is in the hospital. An advocate can operate long distance via phone, but in person is best and may even be necessary. Here are some of the roles I found extremely useful for an advocate to know and perform: Ask if there is a hospitalist in charge of the patient. If so, this is the person in charge of overseeing the patient’s entire case and hopefully, coordinating tests, procedures and medications given. If not, then the admitting doctor is in…]]> ltierra@planetherbs.com (Lesley Tierra) Lesley Tierra's Blogs Fri, 19 Jul 2013 09:16:44 +0000 Find Your Hospital Advocate: Part 1 http://www.planetherbs.com/lesley-tierras-blogs/find-your-hospital-advocate-part-1.html http://www.planetherbs.com/lesley-tierras-blogs/find-your-hospital-advocate-part-1.html Find Your Hospital Advocate: Part 1
I hope this never happens to you, but it’s usually inevitable that one day either you or a loved one may end up in the hospital. This is most typical when caring for elderly parents, as happened to me in the last couple of years, yet you never know when you’ll end up there, too. And what we all need when in a hospital is an informed advocate. This can make the difference between life and death, as I just experienced. My recent foray into the hospital scene when my mother became ill taught me this lesson. Generally, most practitioners…
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ltierra@planetherbs.com (Lesley Tierra) Lesley Tierra's Blogs Thu, 11 Jul 2013 11:03:02 +0000