Relief, hope and gratitude in RUH Recovery Room

A light at the end of the tunnel…

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Walking into the recovery room at Royal University Hospital early this afternoon, a quiet calm greets you. Registered nurses Lynn Rideout and Brenda Kroeger, who coincidentally trained together over 30 years ago, stand in near disbelief and will tell you, this is not the norm.

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Nursing home health-care aides need more training, suffer ‘worrisome’ burnout: study

Front-Line staff in Nursing homes and hospitals across Canada are experiencing a crisis; one that is being ignored by Health Regions and government officials alike, and it is our most vulnerable in society who are suffering because of it.

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They occupy the front lines of Canada’s crowded nursing homes, providing the bulk of care to increasingly challenging, dementia-suffering residents.

But the workers known as health-care aides have limited training, no regulation, “worrisome” levels of burnout and, in cities, are as likely as not to speak English as a second language, a new study suggests.

The study’s authors call for urgent action to optimize the crucial workforce of an estimated quarter-million, described as dedicated and hard working. They recommend funding for more on-the-job education and examining the dynamics of multi-ethnic employees serving clients of largely Western European background.

“Care aides, who are looking after your mother or your father who’s in a very frail, difficult state, aren’t required to have any ongoing upgrading,” said Carole Estabrooks, a University of Alberta nursing professor and the study’s lead author. “And we’ve got pretty good evidence that regular, in-service training helps them provide…

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Creation: The Universe from a backyard

Amazing images of ‘beyond’.

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“He determines the number of the stars; He calls them all by their names.” -Psalm 147:4

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The wonder-inducing photographs above and below (click to enlarge), of spectacular clouds of gas surrounding stars in the heavens, were taken by Eric Coles, 70, from the back garden of his home in Illinois!

Using different filters on his five telescopes, Mr. Coles was able to bring out the shapes and patterns created by different gases that have absorbed energy from nearby stars.

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And here’s the backyard photographer, Eric Coles!

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Source: Caters News (via Yahoo)

~Eowyn

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Healing the Shame That Binds You

John Bradshaw’s message is still relevant today and opens a dialogue about what continues to plague society today. Bradshaw (for me) presents the necessary work that we all must do to examine where in our lives the unhealthy shame has permeated our lives and behaviors.

Watch this 6 part series here:

We all need to do our own work….getting real and discovering our humility…

I thank my friend LWC for introducing me to this amazing man…..

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fish·mon·ger

ˈfiSHˌməNGgər,
noun

a person or store that sells fish for food.


fearmongers

fearmonger

Someone who spreads fear, or needlessly raises the alarm.


Selling Fish and Selling Fear

Fish?

Yes! I’ll have some haddock today, and some Maine lobster tomorrow. Some baked stuffed shrimp would be a real treat. Or how about a bucket of Chesapeake Bay blue crabs with old bay seasoning?

Fear?

I like mine straight up. Maybe a little Glenn Beck with a dash of Alex Jones. And you can’t beat some good old Honky Racism, a white blood sucker dish with Louis Farrakhan sauce.  And for the more ordinary palette, we can put up a side of Fox Breaking News ALLERT. Now if you feel daring there is also some survivalist hot sauce. Or, how about an appetizer of EMP attack?

Then again… 

Maybe I’ve had enough fish and fear today. Something happier might suit my taste. I know!!!

How about…

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July 17, 2014 Israel starts ground attack in Gaza

Pope Francis visited Israel back in May, encouraging peace talks between Israel and Palestine, effectively making the statement that he could do what Obama had failed to do. A month and a half later as Israel’s forces begin a ground offensive in Gaza, the Vatican appears strangely silent on the recent weeks slaughter of 233 Palestinians and One Israeli citizen. Will there be an official statement from Pope Francis? Or will he fulfill Prophesy by bringing in a ‘forced peace treaty’ as foretold in the Book of Revelation? http://www.alphanewsdaily.com/Warning%2014%20Coming%20Peace%20Plan.html
Few agnostics, athiests and men and women of faith can hardly ignore this harbinger and what it may portend. My prediction is that if Pope Francis brokers a treaty he will install himself on the throne of God and maybe that’s been the plan all along…

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The middle east is heating up by the day. In the news below it shows Israel moving into a ground offensive in Gaza. Its proxy ally Iran collapsed the talks on nuclear issues with the six world powers and ISIS is doing their thing in Iraq.

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http://news.msn.com/world/israeli-pm-has-instructed-military-to-begin-ground-offensive-in-gaza-official-statement

Israeli PM orders ground offensive in Gaza: official statement

Israeli soldiers ride on a military vehicle near the Israel-Gaza Border, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu later Thursday instructed the military to begin a ground offensive in Gaza , an official statement said.

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JERUSALEM, July 17 (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday instructed the military to begin a ground offensive in Gaza, an official statement from his office said.

Reuters witnesses and Gaza residents reported heavy artillery and naval shelling and helicopter…

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Dr. Oz Grilled by Congress over Promotion of Supplements

After 800+ shows touting the benefits of pseudo-supplements with little to no scientific backing, Congress has called Dr. Oz in and raked him over the coals. Sen. Claire Mckaskill blasted Mehmet, saying:

“I’ve got no problem with celebrity endorsements of any product but I do have a problem when a science-based doctor says something is a miracle when there’s no science to back it up.”

Dr. Oz has been known to promote supplements ranging from green coffee to ketones. Here’s what he has to say about the following “nutritional” supplements (which have little to no scientific backing):  Read more at UltimatePaleoGuide.com