Health-SCARE Encounters

Oct 26, 2022 | Aging Successfully

Dark scary woods at nightThis week departs from our usual routine of video food for thought and weekly blog. I am taking advantage of the Halloween season to provide you with a compilation of healthscare (er, healthcare) facts and fiction.

Maybe you find it interesting to read stuff like this, or perhaps today is simply the day you learn to spell – or pronounce.

/məˈkäbrə,məˈkäb/    Adjective
disturbing and horrifying because of involvement with or depiction of death and injury.

I will cover a few angles for your review – some scary and as always, some solution. 

  • Jarring statistics that bear pause to us all about healthscare (-healthcare, dangit, Freudian slip, or not?)
  • “Tales for the Shift” – stories of eerie phenomena as told or witnessed by healthcare personnel
  • A peek behind the curtain at some of the ills of our healthcare industry (healthscare fits here)
  • What we can do – comprehensive guidance from The Care Partner Project, an organization focused on patient safety and empowering us all as care partners for those we love. (Neat tips, suggest you read!).

Jarring Statistics

There are statistics such as Top Ten Causes of Death, but then there is an important notion: Many deaths are preventable,
“Preventable Death” it is labeled. In other words, the onus is on us for prevention. Read more.


Tales From the Shift (hee hee, just love that phrase)

Have fun with these articles but be aware that some contain what my dad called “Marine Corps Language.” There, you’ve been warned. 🙂

Seems to have been authored pre-pandemic, but still great points for consideration:
10 of the Scariest Healthcare Infections and Threats

Nurses Recount their Ghostly Encounters

49 Real Nurses Share The Terrifying Hospital Ghost Stories That Scared Them To Death (Marine Corp language…)

Still want a few more?

13 Scary Hospital Stories from Travel Nurses

A Peek Behind the Curtain – Healthcare Industry Has Its Ills

It’s nicely reframed as “Safe Patient Project” (Lipstick on a pig? Listen, every industry has problems…).

Solution: What We Ourselves Can Do – featuring The Care Partner Project

You know I am all about the solution. There is much we can learn, know and do. Check out these TIPS, and make sure you know this stuff for yourself or someone you love! The Care Partner Project  < a Keeper!

I am taking this week to prepare for a move to another state. Please enjoy (?) and make use of this week’s diversion. Back to our regular routine soon.

If I may ever assist you or someone you encounter, please do not hesitate to contact me. Solution, always!