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While Hurricane Katrina demonstrated the dangers of failing to evacuate hospitals from the path of a storm, Hurricane Gustav demonstrated that moving thousands of sick…
When Katrina struck in 2005, roughly 300 deaths were recorded at hospitals, long-term care facilities and in nursing homes, according to a recently published study…
The journalistic code of ethics governing the broadcasts requires that opposing views be presented, and that journalists’ personal opinions or judgments be left out of…
In the United States, Western Europe and Japan, there is widespread access to dialysis, most of it publicly funded. But in many countries, the majority…
Ever since Katrina, there has been a proliferation of efforts at the state level and among hospital administrators to come up with guidelines that would…
Be an advocate for your loved ones in the hospital. Ask tough questions of your local hospital and health system about preparedness for the likeliest…
There are places in the world that the power goes out in hospitals, and there isn’t clean water, and it’s horrific.
Before journalism, I had worked doing medical aid work in conflict zones. Then, as a journalist, I had written about hospitals in war zones.
It remains to be seen the extent to which the critical needs of seniors in low income high rises, people with home medical needs and…
There is a tomorrow after a disaster, and it’s sometimes hard to remember that in the midst of it.
The threat from extreme weather events highlights the importance of investing in preparedness.
A patient healthy enough to undergo a kidney transplant might someday no longer need dialysis. That would free up a slot for a new patient.
It is human nature to be shortsighted and to lose momentum to make changes once the story is out of the headlines and there aren’t…
Having worked in disasters, I have seen that, in those critical first few hours, those first few days – so much ends up riding on…
The moral values, ethical codes and laws that guide our choices in normal times are, if anything, even more important to help us navigate the…
If you ever face a significant disaster, do your best to keep up the spirits of those around you, act flexibly and creatively to help,…
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