Let’s get back the budget money and staff up again. Let’s pay our doctors whatever is competitive to retain the top talent and recruit new physicians. Let’s have a discussion with domestic violence serving organizations about how the hospital can be a safe place for someone in a triggered trauma state. We figured things out pretty well for palliative care. Now let's tackle trauma.
Metaphorically and literally. Literally, you should have your own hammer just like my Grandma Dora. It is probably the most helpful tool in any carpenter’s toolbox. Hang a picture, build a dog house or some raised beds. Rip out that wall blocking your view (maybe get a permit and verify it is NOT load bearing… Continue reading Every Woman Needs a Hammer: The Importance of Local Crisis & Social Services
One of my most valuable possessions is a hammer that once belonged to my maternal grandmother; today I employed it in aid of my newly minted, fragile sober-ish way of being. I've written about Grandma Dora before, most notably here. I have also written about my struggle self-medicating with alcohol.