Included in This Week’s Headlines
National – Chaplain chronicled pain, heroics, comfort Journal a window to staff, patient struggles
“Alone and scared with nothing and no one familiar to lean into and lean on, she asks me and the nurse to be her proxy family…”, Adam Ruiz, excerpt from the hospital chaplain’s journal
—USA Today/Louisville Courier Journal (Chris Kenning)
Local – Lee County students return to classrooms Half of children in district opt for virtual lessons
“We have to be able to be very flexible,” teacher Ana Morera said. “You have to take whatever is thrown at you.”
–Ft. Myers News-Press (Pamela McCabe)
A- Avoiding Worry
“Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.”
—Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson African-American politician, author, and retired neurosurgeon who has served as the 17th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development since 2017.
B- Be Not Afraid, Be Strong, Be Courageous
“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”
—William Faulkner American writer and Nobel Prize laureate. Faulkner wrote novels, short stories, screenplays, poetry, essays, and a play.
C- Caring for Your Lung health, and Each Other, at Home and in the Community
Jane’s Tip for the Week
The place where technology and medicine meet can be very frustrating and confusing at times. The terms “telemedicine” and “telehealth” are often used interchangeably, but there is a difference between the two terms.
Telehealth is a term used to include a very broad range of services and technology. It may include non-clinical services such as meetings, education, surveillance, health promotion and public health functions. Telehealth includes things such as delivery of health information, education of health workers and health consumers through the use of the internet and telecommunications.
Telemedicine refers to remote clinical services. It is a subset of telehealth that is designed to provide healthcare services and education over a distance through the use of telecommunications technology. Telemedicine is oftentimes used for follow up visits, management of chronic conditions, medication management and many other clinical services. Usually a remote secure camera or video is implemented with audio connection as well. You and your practitioner get to see each other and have direct conversation.
All telemedicine is telehealth but not all telehealth is telemedicine.
Reference Chiron Health