Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

An LTC shrink's mind

An LTC shrink's mind

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These are the initial posts of the popular new McKnights.com blog "The World According to Dr. El." See more from her at McKnights.com.

Inside the mind of an LTC shrink

Inside the mind of an LTC shrink

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I sat in morning report as the nursing supervisor announced the arrival of a new resident. An 80-year old woman was taken to the hospital after a fall at home, where she received a below-knee amputation and contracted C. diff before being transferred to our facility. I looked around the room and speculated about what each of my team members were thinking, imagining thought bubbles over their heads.