I am a writer, public health professional, a nurse. Creator of connections, spreading positivity. Interests: health/spirituality/positivity/joy/caring/public health/nursing. My goal is to create positive change.https://gabriellakorosi.org
The Power of Earth in a Cup
I have been working on some new juice combinations. I created a juice recipe for breakfast and one for lunch. When I think of breakfast, I would want you to have a juice that is bringing in energy close to the colors of the sun, that is rich in flavor, tastes good and feels good to look at. The combination I chose included pineapple, pomegranates, carrots, and ginger.
Survival to Thrive in Our World
Today more than ever talking about survival is essential. There are many forces involved that threaten human survival and the survival of other species. When I’m thinking about other species, I look at trees, animals, and simpler yet sophisticated life including bacteria and viruses.
How Did I Become a Lady
I love trees. Planting them, taking care of them, watching them grow. It all started at the beginning of November 2021. I was browsing on the Internet and was thinking about a birthday present for a friend. She is part Scottish, she recently moved but I know that she didn’t want any “stuff”. I was trying to come up with a present that is meaningful and fun. I came upon a place that was saying that you can plant a tree in Scotland. It was part of a reforestation effort.
When you hear the word human suffering what is the picture you visualize in your mind? I see children. Children without food, without a home, children who lost their parents, and children who have nothing to eat. I see people all over the world who lost everything and hanging onto their life with a thread of hope for some better future. I see people fleeing countries where there is war. I see refugees in the camp. I see people in pain, unimaginable pain.
Emergency Preparedness Experiences by Emergency Managers
Doctoral Dissertation Originally published by Walden University 2019 Abstract This qualitative research focused on the emergency preparedness (EP) rule implementation in rural hospitals in the Pacific Northwest. A new law has been implemented that requires hospitals to comply with Medicaid and Medicare law. Learning about the implementation and preparedness process could help rural regions in the Pacific Northwest better prepare for emergencies and comply with the law. The purpose of the study was to gain increased understanding of how the new EP rule of 2016 impacts rural hospitals’ preparedness in the Pacific Northwest. The theoretical framework was complexity theory. This study focused on the lived experience of emergency managers who have been working on the implementation of the new EP rule in rural hospitals in the Pacific Northwest. Using a phenomenological approach, 8 in-depth phone and face — to — face interviews were conducted. Selection criteria included working as emergency preparedness managers in rural hospitals in the Pacific Northwest. The verbatim transcripts of interviews were analyzed by first cycle analysis, used concept and descriptive coding to find common themes. The findings of the study included that small rural hospitals working on EP need more support and help that include financial needs, resources, staff preparedness improved communication and more exercises local communities including every individual living in the community are also responsible for their own preparedness. This inquiry could help understand the effects of the new EP rule for rural hospitals; it could identify gaps in research that could support rural hospitals and surrounding communities; it could affect positive social change by applying the research evidence to additional health care settings.
Emergency Preparedness Experiences by Emergency Managers
Introduction The purpose of this qualitative research study was to increase the understanding of the new EP rule and its implications for rural hospital preparedness in the Pacific Northwest, including identification of common themes emerging amongst health care facility EP personal. Regulations from the Federal government require hospitals to prepare for disasters (Levinson, 2014). Review of current literature was essential to understand the impact of EP in rural hospitals and communities. The identified themes helped to recognize potential barriers, create supportive recommendations for health care facilities, including hospitals, that are undergoing the implementation and maintenance process of the EP rule. Emergency and disasters can be underestimated in scale (Cirkovic, Sandberg, & Bostrom, 2010). For example, Landman et al. (2015) described the responses and lessons learned at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston after the Boston Marathon bombing. Findings included needed improvement in workflow, patient naming conventions, information systems, situational awareness, documentation, orders and procedures. The resilience of communities and EP staff, especially in hospitals, is a crucial element for survival during and after a disaster (Charney et al., 2014). There are many articles regarding disasters and EP of hospitals and hospital staff after disasters, including quantitative and qualitative inquires. Currently there is a gap in the literature regarding the EP in Pacific Northwest rural coastal communities (Savoia et al., 2017; Paganini et al., 2016; Alim et al., 2015; Hammad et al., 2017; Woods, 2016; Fagbuyi et al., 2016; Seale, 2010; Shipman et al., 2016; Palttala et al., 2012). In the literature I found common themes related to EP that will be discussed later in the review. The influencers of EP included hospital preparedness, preparedness of hospital staff, the role of a preparedness coordinator, relevant staff training and education, responsiveness to disasters and communication needs during a disaster (Savoia et al., 2017; Paganini et al., 2016; Alim et al., 2015; Hammad et al., 2017; Woods, 2016; Fagbuyi et al., 2016; Seale, 2010; Shipman et al., 2016; Palttala et al., 2012). Gaps in the current literature have been identified and will be discussed below. Chapter 2 includes an introduction, literature search strategy, a more detailed theoretical framework discussion, a detailed literature review and a conclusion.