Author Mary Odum is an adjunct nursing professor with a background in critical care, and a PhD in Health Policy.
He’s Told us Not to Blow it
Hopefully you’ve seen the recent movie, The Martian, a film directed by Ridley Scott and adapted from the online book by Andy Weir
October 23, 2015
Arguments against GMOs
Reductionist science is not the answer to the problems engendered by a finite biosphere with a human population in overshoot.
May 22, 2015
Clutching Our World Views with a Death Grip
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
Uncharted Territory for a System in Overshoot
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
The 4 S’s of Surge Capacity
Welcome to the arcane and short-sighted world of public health strategic planning.
September 24, 2014
Ebola as a game-changer
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