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[…]

Telehealth/Telemedicine: Disrupting Our Healthcare System

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Telehealth is the distribution of health-related services and information via electronic information and telecommunication technologies. It allows long-distance patient and clinician contact, care, advice, reminders, education, intervention, monitoring, and remote admissions. Telemedicine is sometimes used as a synonym, or is used in a more limited sense to describe remote clinical services, such as diagnosis and monitoring. For those living in rural[…]

Old & New Europe: Italy & Sweden in 2019

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Spending only two weeks in Europe is very short when considering all that can be seen and done.  Yet my recent two-week European trip was so intensely filled, that the day two weeks ago when we began this trip seems like some time in the distant past. The two weeks in Europe included visits to[…]

Welcome to Virtual Reality

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In my long life, I’ve witnessed several major technological revolutions.   In my early music years of the early 1960’s, all musical instruments were acoustic.  Then in the late sixties, Jimi Hendrix led the way to an electric guitar revolution, and music was changed forever.  The Hammond B3 organ was an electrified companion to the electric guitar and[…]
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