Author Mary Odum is an adjunct nursing professor with a background in critical care, and a PhD in Health Policy.
Today the first nurse within the US healthcare system has acquired Ebola. My nursing friends are worried. Are we ready for this? How do we communicate risk, or should we settle for optimistic reassurance that our system can handle this? What are our biggest needs in preparation?
October 15, 2014
We are in uncharted territory with the Ebola virus disease (EVD). This pandemic signifies a turning point for society in response to peak oil, highlighting the problem of globalization for a planet of 7 billion people.
September 30, 2014
In crises, anxiety focuses attention. I am continuing to focus on the growing Ebola epidemic, which has no real restraints to keep it from becoming a global pandemic.
September 16, 2014