New BlogSeries “Travels Through a Toxic Shock Nightmare”-Excerpt Series from Sepsis Survivor Part I-Introduction

Howard Hoover

Part I: Introduction Greetings, readers of Confident Voices in Healthcare.  My name is Howard Hoover of Charlotte, North Carolina and I survived sepsis.  I am thrilled to have been invited by Beth as a guest to promote my book titled Travels through a Toxic Shock Nightmare. It is the story of my experience with sepsis, an […]

New BlogSeries-”Travels Through a Toxic Shock Nightmare”-Exclusive Excerpts-Chapter One-911

Chapter One:  911 January 15, 2009 11:30 a.m. Lying face down on the floor I only had one thought, where am I?  The sound of heavy footsteps and male voices coming up the stairs clued me in that all was not right. I theorized that I had fallen from the attic as I tried to […]

When Words Hurt! by Patricia Evans (Some take-homes for us in healthcare, don’ t you think?)


by Patricia Evans Since the first edition of my book, The Verbally Abusive Relationship, I have heard from thousands of people who said, “I knew something was wrong. I just didn’t know what.” More than 98% of these were women, although more men are coming forward each year who are suffering on-going verbal abuse from their female partners. It […]

How Elizabeth Scala’s ‘What do you want?’ Message Helped Create an Exciting Collaborative Opportunity!


I’ve been a practicing RN for over 25 years and have had way more than I would ever want of understaffed shifts and relentless pressure to do more with less.  After a while I think it is human nature to shut down to or resist change.  I understand this and to some extent a little […]