Well, at long last, here is June's edition of the Carnival. Communication is so important to all of us that I wanted this to be the subject of my edition.
And I am happy to start with a submission from the editor of last month's Carnival, about communication bourne of many years, demonstrating the love between family members:
Peter wants to try and persuade us of the benefits of smoking in his entry:
Our insomniac colleague has some thoughts on 21st Century Britain, that made me sit back and think:
A great post from Medic 3, about how sometimes there can be too many words, and no communication:
Dani provides us with an insight into how the body can communicate volumes to us, and help us medics do our job properly:
Lumo has something to say, to every patient who has walked into the A&E Department - maybe we should have a biiiiig poster made for the Waiting Room:
Our HappyMedic has a wonderful post, filled with memories from 1968, and how the communication worked way back when, before mobile phones and pages - possibly better than it does now...:
"It's wern me!" What does this mean? In New Orleans it means something, and to the patient it is important that Sean knows, so that he can help. Read this well-written tale of difficulties with "English" in another language:
Our very own MedigBlog999 has submitted this entry, about Michael, who has is own way of communicating, hopefully not what any of us would subscribe to:
Here are some tips from Steve about using communication to make a connection with your patient - well worth noting:
And my final entry, from Kristan:
This has been a real experience for me, hosting this Carnival. I am looking forward to next month, which is to be hosted by our very own TraumaQueen, whose blog I have followed with interest ever since I started my own. Head on over to his website to see what I mean.
Next month's Carnival is entitled "Pivotal Moment". Entries to firstname.lastname@example.org, by 27th July.
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