Making Safety Personal

From the outside, safety just seems like a cold hard set of rules to follow passed down from the general assembly, OSHA or the company.  The rules are only in place to keep someone from getting to work on time or a general inconvenience to slow down the work process. I recently read a blog … Continue reading Making Safety Personal

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One of the Best Wrist Assessment Videos I Have Found

Leave it to the Brits to create one of the best assessment videos (published by the British Journal of Sports Medicine)  that I have found for the wrist.  The physician draws the bones and tendons that he exams on the arm of the patient. For visual learners, this is an invaluable method to make the assessment … Continue reading One of the Best Wrist Assessment Videos I Have Found

Caring and Secular Morality

Phil Zuckerman’s article “A Nurse’s Case for Secular Morality” is an interesting idea regarding the development of morality and practicing the Golden Rule without the influence of religion. It also discusses the notion that there is an evolutionary component to caring and morality. I wonder what Jean Watson would think about that?

Critical Ontology: Looking Beyond the Limits of Current Higher Education

I read a paper today that discussed the need for an ontological turn in higher education. The paper asserted that today’s approach of teaching skills that can be applied universally, is not enough and a disservice when sending students out into the “supercomplex” world. The author, Vikki Pollard (2014), made the argument for going beyond … Continue reading Critical Ontology: Looking Beyond the Limits of Current Higher Education

Taking Charge of Personal Safety

According to EHS Today, last week in Mississippi, one worker was killed and another seriously injured in an explosion at a protein plant. This incident, which involves the company directing contract welders to work over a tank of methane and hydrogen sulfide without communicating this to the workers, illustrates how important communication is in the … Continue reading Taking Charge of Personal Safety