New York Post & Reporter Betsy McCaughy Perpetuate Blaming Cultures and Medical Errors


Understanding the many roles of healthcare professionals can be confusing and the last thing we need is misinformation from journalists.  Although she is entitled to have her own opinion about nurses and nurse practitioners,  McCaughy’s 1/5/2015 New York Post piece is pretty dangerous since she’s in the public eye and is writing about things that she obviously doesn’t know […]

An Unpleasant Metaphor helps Explain Concerns about Cameras in the Operating Room


I remember walking in patient’s room not long ago when working on a secure dementia unit.  The smell of urine was strong and she was putting on a clean pair of depends.  A good idea, really, but the problem was she wasn’t taking off the old pair or cleaning herself. I’ve received several invitations to […]