Envisioning the Future of American Healthcare

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I’ll never forget a conversation that occurred in Norway some years ago as Susan and I met retired hospital architect, Knut Bergsland, to tour his hospital in Trondheim, Norway.  Knut  said, “Welcome to Norway.  You should know that as long as you are in Norway, if you have any medical problem, you can go straight[…]

April 2020 COVID-19 Reality Check

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Here’s a mental exercise: Assume that this photo above represents a newly discovered virus somewhere in China.  After first being observed and ignored, and following a suppression of the news about the virus’s discovery lasting many weeks…Suppose that the Chinese city recognizes a dangerous epidemic in the making and seeks to quarantine itself.  The tumors[…]

A Step for Peace: Middle East Nurses Uniting in Human Caring

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 This blog is about a small area of peace within a conflict zone.  I’m referring to the cold war (sometimes erupting into hot-war violence) between Israel and the Palestinians.   Dr. Jean Watson, world famous author and nurse theorist, has long observed that nurses of any nationality share similar values.  They are all healers at heart. […]

A Quick Glimpse of Rome

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My travel blogs are intended to provide my readers with the vicarious pleasure from my sharing my travel experiences.  We spent two tourist days in Rome prior to boarding the Viking cruise ship.  Our hotel was located in the Trastevere section of Rome, an older residential area across the Tiber River from the central city,[…]

Ireland, the “Emerald Isle”

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Ireland had always been on my “bucket list.”  So I’m ecstatic to have gotten the opportunity to visit, even without long prior planning.  Susan had contacted the founder of the International Virtual Reality in Healthcare Association, who, when he learned about Healing Healthcare Systems, invited Susan to give a keynote address on the history and[…]

Prepare to be impressed by the Architecture of Abu Dhabi

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Welcome to a quick visual tour of Abu Dhabi. All of the photos below were taken in the course of a two hour bus tour of downtown Abu Dhabi, which is the capital of the seven member confederation, the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The citizens of these oil-rich monarchies are incredibly wealthy. Native-born citizens account[…]
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