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Melanie Staub Story “Out of the ashes”

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ― Albert Einstein

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Eighteen years following Brian’s death were filled with very tragic times, i.e., an abusive marriage, raising 7 kids (3 his, 2 mine, 2 our's), six years as a single mom, working and raising my two youngest sons, completing my college Design Degree, my best friend Jeannie being murdered by her husband, my mother passing. Read more

To quote Bill Crowder in his booklet, “Out of the ashes”,

“How do we respond to our inevitable suffering and loss? With fatalism? Realism? Doubt? Despair? A combination?

Our hearts and minds are often torn between these options. Sometimes we despair in fatalism, sometimes we affirm our faith in the midst of screaming doubts. Holding on to our confidence in the reality and power of God, especially when circumstances defy our understanding, can lift our experience of hardship to something more. Something higher, something of worth because He is there”.

Melanie Staub

Melanie A. Staub

Publisher, Graphic Designer, Administrative Professional, Certified Healthcare Practice Manager and Medical Assistant

Contact Information: LinkedIn / melanistaub@gmail.com

The Voice of Medical Assisting” Podcast will introduce you to impactful, at times, deviate from the conventional, and present personal experiences, ideas, people that affect and Influence the profession and You.

“If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create.”  ― Chuck Palahniuk, Choke 

What we Believe is listening and empathizing can have a profound effect on biological and functional health outcomes as well as patient satisfaction and experience of care. Further, communication on all levels among healthcare team members influences the quality of working relationships, job satisfaction and has an impact on patients.

It is highly appearing that our health is in some ways strongly dependent on other people. Social support and social interaction have a positive influence on human beings’ physical and mental health. It lowers occurrence of stress, depression, anxiety and also highly affects our endocrine-immune system. 

From different perspectives, including psychology, sociology, philosophy, neuroscience, biochemistry and health policy. What has emerged in the course of the years is that not only should health professionals learn technical skills, but they also should develop appropriate social skills to better interact and communicate with their patients. 

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Lawrence Laganelli

lawrencelaganelli@insidemedicalassisting.com

Cure, not care, became the primary purpose of medicine, and the physician’s role became “curer of disease” rather than “healer of the sick.

Why Every Profession In Healthcare that cares for patients should have an in-depth understanding of the meaning of Healing.

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The Meaning Of Healing?

Medicine is traditionally considered a healing profession, but it has neither an operational definition of healing nor an explanation of its mechanisms beyond the physiological processes related to curing.

Medicine is traditionally considered a healing profession, and modern medicine claims legitimacy to heal through its scientific approach to medicine.1 The marriage of science and medicine has empowered physicians to intervene actively in the course of disease, to effect cures, to prevent illness, and to eradicate disease.2 In the wake of such success, physicians, trained as biomedical scientists, have focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.3 In the process, cure, not care, became the primary purpose of medicine, and the physician’s role became “curer of disease” rather than “healer of the sick.”4,5 Healing in a holistic sense has faded from medical attention and is rarely discussed in the medical literature. - Thomas Egnew Read more

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Thomas Egnew, Behavioral Scientist Tacoma Family Medicine Coordinates behavioral science training, curriculum, and medical student placements in a 24-resident community-based, university affiliated family medicine residency program.

Contact Information: tegnew@multicare.org / LinkedIn

The Voice of Medical Assisting” Podcast will introduce you to impactful, at times, deviate from the conventional, and present personal experiences, ideas, people that affect and Influence the profession and You.

“If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create.”  ― Chuck Palahniuk, Choke 

What we Believe is listening and empathizing can have a profound effect on biological and functional health outcomes as well as patient satisfaction and experience of care. Further, communication on all levels among healthcare team members influences the quality of working relationships, job satisfaction and has an impact on patients.

It is highly appearing that our health is in some ways strongly dependent on other people. Social support and social interaction have a positive influence on human beings’ physical and mental health. It lowers occurrence of stress, depression, anxiety and also highly affects our endocrine-immune system. 

From different perspectives, including psychology, sociology, philosophy, neuroscience, biochemistry and health policy. What has emerged in the course of the years is that not only should health professionals learn technical skills, but they also should develop appropriate social skills to better interact and communicate with their patients. 

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Lawrence Laganelli

lawrencelaganelli@insidemedicalassisting.com

Ashley Reed Member Michigan Society Of Medical Assistants Share’s Her Personal Story !

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Ashley Reed Contact Information: ashleyareed1990@gmail.com

If it wasn't for my best friend teaching me the fundamentals about on how to take care of someone I'm not sure where I'd be - Ashley Reed

The Voice of Medical Assisting” Podcast will introduce you to impactful, at times, deviate from the conventional, and present personal experiences, ideas, people that affect and Influence the profession and You.

“If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create.”  ― Chuck Palahniuk, Choke 

What we Believe is listening and empathizing can have a profound effect on biological and functional health outcomes as well as patient satisfaction and experience of care. Further, communication on all levels among healthcare team members influences the quality of working relationships, job satisfaction and has a profound impact on patients.

It is highly appearing that our health is in some ways strongly dependent on other people. Social support and social interaction have a positive influence on human beings’ physical and mental health. It lowers occurrence of stress, depression, anxiety and also highly affects our endocrine-immune system. 

From different perspectives, including psychology, sociology, philosophy, neuroscience, biochemistry and health policy. What has emerged in the course of the years is that not only should health professionals learn technical skills, but they also should develop appropriate social skills to better interact and communicate with their patients. 

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Lawrence Laganelli

lawrencelaganelli@insidemedicalassisting.com

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“Every human interaction offers you the chance to make things better or to make things worse.” ― Barbara Brown Taylor

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 I take care of people for a living. Taking proactive steps forward does not mean minimizing the emotions that are derived from those actions. It means walking through them and using the experience to grow.

Corey Rotella, Contributing Writer: for the CNA Edge , GWEN BORCYK, MSW, LCSW and has been featured on Pioneer Network

Contact Information coreyannerotella@gmail.com

The Voice of Medical Assisting” Podcast will introduce you to impactful, at times, deviate from the conventional, and present personal experiences, ideas, people that affect and Influence the profession and You.

“If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create.”  ― Chuck Palahniuk, Choke 

What we Believe is listening and empathizing can have a profound effect on biological and functional health outcomes as well as patient satisfaction and experience of care. Further, communication on all levels among healthcare team members influences the quality of working relationships, job satisfaction and has a profound impact on patients.

It is highly appearing that our health is in some ways strongly dependent on other people. Social support and social interaction have a positive influence on human beings’ physical and mental health. It lowers occurrence of stress, depression, anxiety and also highly affects our endocrine-immune system. 

From different perspectives, including psychology, sociology, philosophy, neuroscience, biochemistry and health policy. What has emerged in the course of the years is that not only should health professionals learn technical skills, but they also should develop appropriate social skills to better interact and communicate with their patients. 

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Lawrence Laganelli

lawrencelaganelli@insidemedicalassisting.com

How will this affect the Profession, the Education, the Student, the Work Place, Patient Engagement

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Dennis J. Ernst MT(ASCP) has been involved in phlebotomy for over 30 years as a medical technologist, educator, and legal consultant. As the Director of the Center for Phlebotomy Education, he conducts workshops, in-services, and conferences on phlebotomy across the U.S. and around the globe with the goal of protecting healthcare workers and their patients from injury while obtaining high quality specimens for laboratory testing.

  • Director of the Center for Phlebotomy Education, Inc. 
  • Author of Applied Phlebotomy (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005).
  • Author of Phlebotomy for Nurses and Nursing Personnel (HealthStar Press, 2001).
  • Editor of Blood Specimen Collection FAQs (Center for Phlebotomy Education, 2008).
  • Editor of Phlebotomy Today and Phlebotomy Today—STAT!, an online family of phlebotomy e-newsletters in publication since 2000.
  • Chairperson/Participant in the revision of several CLSI specimen collection standards and guidelines.
  • Member of the CLSI Consensus Council, which oversees all standards development activities
  • Internationally recruited speaker.

The Voice of Medical Assisting” Podcast will introduce you to impactful, at times, deviate from the conventional, and present personal experiences, ideas, people that affect and Influence the profession and You.

“If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create.”  ― Chuck Palahniuk, Choke 

What we Believe is listening and empathizing can have a profound effect on biological and functional health outcomes as well as patient satisfaction and experience of care. Further, communication on all levels among healthcare team members influences the quality of working relationships, job satisfaction and has a profound impact on patients.

It is highly appearing that our health is in some ways strongly dependent on other people. Social support and social interaction have a positive influence on human beings’ physical and mental health. It lowers occurrence of stress, depression, anxiety and also highly affects our endocrine-immune system. 

From different perspectives, including psychology, sociology, philosophy, neuroscience, biochemistry and health policy. What has emerged in the course of the years is that not only should health professionals learn technical skills, but they also should develop appropriate social skills to better interact and communicate with their patients. 

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Lawrence Laganelli

lawrencelaganelli@insidemedicalassisting.com

How Will Your Profession Change In The Future?

The Workplace And Education As You Know It, Will It Change?

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Evamarie Hernandez, A.A.S-MLT, MA, PHIC-AMCA, QMAP, Phlebotomy Program Coordinator at National American University, Contact Information: LinkedIn hernandezevamarie1@gmail.com

Coming Next Week: The implication of a Robotic Phlebotomist 

Dennis J. Ernst MT(ASCP) Director Center for Phlebotomy Education, Inc. 

 

“If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create.”  ― Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

The Voice of Medical Assisting” Podcast will introduce you to impactful, at times, deviate from the conventional, and present personal experiences, ideas, people that affect and Influence the profession and You.

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Lawrence Laganelli

lawrencelaganelli@insidemedicalassisting.com

New Era Workplace Mind Set3

Medical Assisting take heed

According to the research conducted by the World Economic Forum, in 2020, over one-third of skills that are considered important in today’s workforce will have changed.

Michelle Dew, (M.B.A.) Health Care Administration/Management

Quality and Patient Safety Manager in a Michigan Regional Health System

I collect, review, track, trend and present my hospital's publicly reported quality data - patient satisfaction, Core Measures, etc... I also lead our facility's root cause analyses and learning from defects projects, handle patient complaints and monitor TJC performance. I also represent our health system (3 hospitals in total) for the local emergency planning committee

 “If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create.”  ― Chuck Palahniuk, Choke 
The Voice of Medical Assisting” Podcast will introduce you to impactful, at times, deviate from the conventional, and present personal experiences, ideas, people that affect and Influence the profession and You. 

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Lawrence Laganelli

lawrencelaganelli@insidemedicalassisting.com

Personal Professional Experiene1

The structures of institutions and the psychological demands of providing care can cause professionals to treat patients as less than human. “Deindividuation”—doctors as a sea of white coats; patients as half-naked bodies in smocks, identified by their disease or procedure (“the gallbladder in Room 38”)—allows staffs to avoid taking responsibility for each patient. “Impaired patient agency” refers to medical staffs’ treatment of patients as incapable of planning their own care, which is both infantilizing and demoralizing.  “Dissimilarity”—hierarchies of power, differences of race, class, and gender between staff and patients—have roots outside the hospital. Nevertheless, they cause miscommunication and alienation, even maltreatment. None of these practices serves good medical care. Read More

As patients, I think we all, when given the opportunity, want to get better. You lose your purpose in life when you lose your ability to function. You lose your sense of self. We have to be given permission and encouraged to change the dynamic and play an active role in our healthcare decisions by those that are involved in our care. Healthcare Consultant, Patient Advisor and Speaker

 “If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create.”  ― Chuck Palahniuk, Choke 
The Voice of Medical Assisting” Podcast will introduce you to impactful, at times, deviate from the conventional, and present personal experiences, ideas, people that affect and Influence the profession and You. 

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Lawrence Laganelli

lawrencelaganelli@insidemedicalassisting.com

Help Me Lord

Those who care for our Family members Can hardly care for theirs. Why?

No matter the setting in which they work are low-paid, often without health insurance and confronted with back-breaking labor and challenging clients with complex medical needs.

These caregivers provide the most intimate care imaginable to frail and vulnerable people. We depend on them to give competent, compassionate attention to our grandparents—and to us as we age.  Their clients’ lives are literally in their hands. Read more

Caregiver Crisis: 5 Million Workers Needed 

 

Bob Goddard(AKA Yang) Editor of the  CNA Edge 

Recently Published: 60 Caregiver Issues: PHI and the Caregiver Shortage

  

I worked in long-term care for 35 years, 25 of those as a caregiver. While I’ve witnessed a great deal of progress in that time, I believe there is still a long way to go. From my perspective, the biggest problems in long-term care are created by the unreasonably heavy workloads and grossly inadequate pay of direct care workers. Meanwhile, the system routinely squanders precious resources in an effort to paper over the profound gap that exists between the realities faced by front line workers and the lofty expectations of those who set and enforce standards.

 “If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create.”  ― Chuck Palahniuk, Choke 
The Voice of Medical Assisting” Podcast will introduce you to impactful, at times, deviate from the conventional, and present personal experiences, ideas, people that affect and Influence the profession and You. 

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Lawrence Laganelli

lawrencelaganelli@insidemedicalassisting.com

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“The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts.”
― Marcus Aurelius

Anxiety, uncertainty, feelings of inadequacy…that three headed beast from within pops up from time to time in an attempt to block me from progress when life gets difficult. The first step to battling that monster is to become aware of it; to recognize that those feelings are not based in truth. - Corey Rotella

Also listen to:

Most Of Us Have Two Lives!

The Life We Live, And Unlived Life Within Us!

Resistance: 

The Self-Sabotaging Voice In your Mind

The Human Spirit

 “If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create.”  ― Chuck Palahniuk, Choke 
The Voice of Medical Assisting” Podcast will introduce you to impactful, at times, deviate from the conventional, and present personal experiences, ideas, people that affect and Influence the profession and You. 

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Lawrence Laganelli

lawrencelaganelli@insidemedicalassisting.com