Laguna Honda Hospital Resident

Laguna Honda Hospital Resident

Friday, May 18, 2012

Dr. Victoria Sweet Washington DC 88.5 Interview

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---More interviews from Dr. Sweet. She speaks for the second time about how pre-modern medicine was from the viewpoint of man as a plant being changed to a more modern look of man as a machine in the industrial age. As a plant, man was able heal himself, but changed to a more needing to be fixed mode as a machine.

---Dr. Sweet seems to think that each has its place and a slow-medicine should be reintroduced where it is necessary. There exists a time and a place for both.

---To go further with this thinking maybe this very confusion is the exact problem that causes the 3 plagues that Dr. Bill Thomas speaks about with the EDEN Alternative. They may have taken the organic out and designed many of our Nursing Homes from an industrialized pov putting too much emphasis on man as a machine when he is a bit of a combination. They don't have the recipe correct. Sounds right. I'll develope this more at another time.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

‘God’s Hotel’ By Dr. Victoria Sweet « Alice@97.3


‘God’s Hotel’ By Dr. Victoria Sweet « Alice@97.3
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---A book about Laguna Honda Hospital that was written by my former doctor. I am working on reading the book but find it difficult due to my eyesight and movement disorder. Different people are reading it to me and I find we are discussing it as we are going along...but, this does become a slow process. Anyway, enjoy the radio podcast and formulate your own thoughts and add your opinion to the fray, if you feel so led.

---The quote by Florence Nightingale at the end of the interview says that it is important that everyone weigh in and declares that there is value to hearing the opinion of the different factions on the whole health care issue. There exists a very good chance that you or someone you know will be affected by this in someway.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

FEAR of BEING WRONG! - (text)



---In a case like we have at LHH, we see fear rear its ugly head in the form - thinking against the status quo of things and going against conventional thought and wisdom…has a certain amount of backlash to it. If one is NOT reading the signs and sees that a NEW thinking is needed on an old problem…then one is NOT quite READY to go with the new way of thinking, because, after all, THE OLD WAY IS PAYING THE BILLS.
---There is a risk involved, I will have to admit. But, it does come down to facing a reality that is inevitable. Someday, somehow…yourself or a loved one will need to be taken care of and you will want the best situation that is possible for yourself or this individual. You will then face the reality of how your present day actions & input could or could have benefited the situation that you will inevitably face.
---If you really believe that all is well and find everybody doing their best, and see NO change is necessary, then I will leave you alone to go on your merry way if you choose. If you don’t add your two-cents and it is a vital two-cents that you have, suddenly you may find yourself fighting an uphill battle while not being at all prepared.
---My suggestion would be to continue until you are convinced that a change is needed. Even if you find yourself questioning any of it, at least it shows you have a concern or interest. If you have any question(s) at all, find the truth of the matter and see which side of the issue that you fall. Even if YOU find that it is YOU that needs changing, then just start treating folks better. Nobody needs to do much more.

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Be sure that your priorities are straight. When seen correctly..it is easy to see that many residents were judged by the wrong schema.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The HAMMER LECTURES - Whole Thing!


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---Here is the whole lecture. I enjoyed this very much. I hope that you are still seeing what is really needed at LHH...to make the hospital a place of excellence. I believe that rehabilitating folks has much to do with folks reaching their full potential. I realize that doing this isn't totally our responsibility, but it falls on us in the fact that each must pull his own weight and do his part. I feel that if we do just one extra thing each day to improve the esteem of one person from whatever method we decide upon, people would improve. We must not lose our stamina and continue this despite maybe losing faith at times. We must learn to truly appreciate what we have and NOT be so concerned about missing out on something or other. It is a great opportunity if you wish to take it.