Leaders Need Encouragement, Experience and Effective Education

So, it was just after finishing my Leaving Certificate [way back in 1999!] when I became ecstatic to learn that I was accepted into college to study electronic engineering. I was so eager to get started but unfortunately this feeling was short-lived as I had taken very ill and had been hospitalised for a length of time. It was then, after much reflection and debate, I decided, along with my parents, that it would be probably be best for me to take a year out to heal before I put myself through studying again. It’s funny though how life hasRead More…

Unhealthy Competitive Cultures Can Impact Negatively on Patients

My Problem As a carer to my dad leaving hospital after a nine week stay, the doctor shows me his prescription – a whopping twenty two separate drugs are on his list – many of which are not pills but are inhalers, injections, patches, liquids and gels.  Items which a pillbox cannot help me with. I quickly realise that I am going to need something to help me manage these medications at home so I ask the doctor can he give me anything to help. He looks at me forlornly and apologises as he says they don’t have anything like that availableRead More…

#FABCHANGEDAY The Colostrum Project

As a mom, patient and carer – and founder of the Global Village of Health Translation – I often find myself researching various health topics via “Dr. Google”. One thing I never found online though was information about the benefits of the very first feed that you give to your new born baby – that was until I found myself having a very interesting online conversation with neonatologist, Prof Minesh Khashu; Irish Midwife, Deirdre Munro and UK Midwife, Sally Goodwin. As a young mum (a long time ago, I might add!) with my first newborn, I don’t mind admitting IRead More…