Alice Blackmore

Alice Blackmore

Intensive Care, Paediatrics, Long-term care

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Alice Blackmore has 38 years experience and specializes in Intensive Care, Paediatrics, Long-term care.

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  1. Four Proactive Interventions to Alleviate Moral Distress in the ICU

    Thank you for supporting your ICU nurse friend. I agree that our society needs to open up some hard discussions about death and dying. This difficult and emotional topic is fraught with many pitfalls, one of them being political. However, until we ar...
  2. I love how this article has spawned some good discussion because that is where it all begins. Excellent article.
  3. What Does it Mean When Your Patient is Palliative?

    Thank you for your comments, especially how patients can "graduate" from hospice into palliative care as well as out of palliative care." This is something I saw frequently when I worked in long-term care. Our residents could go from a state of unres...
  4. What do you think when the doctor says that your patient is palliative? If the first word that comes to mind is dying, then you are like many other healthcare professionals. However, the patient you were told is palliative may not be imminently ...
  5. Four Proactive Interventions to Alleviate Moral Distress in the ICU

    Thank you for your comments. Moral distress is a topic that should be discussed openly amongst critical care nurses, if only to gain further understanding and provide support for colleagues. I personally advocate for the presence of families if ...
  6. Four Proactive Interventions to Alleviate Moral Distress in the ICU

    This is an awesome suggestion. Maintaining a healthy mind is essential to longevity in critical care nursing. I actually did a variation of what you suggested. What I most enjoy is learning so I pursued a master of nursing. I researched and wrote my ...
  7. But I Thought Hospice and Palliative Care Were the Same Thing?

    This is a much needed topic to discuss. Patients and their families cringe when they hear the words "Palliative Care." Yet, it is palliative care interventions and support that will improve their quality of life and feeling of wellness in their illne...
  8. Four Proactive Interventions to Alleviate Moral Distress in the ICU My inner gut wrenched when the double doors to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) slid open to admit a thin, white-haired lady lying on a gurney, gasping for breath beneath a 100% non...
  9. Thankful: 25 Things to be Thankful for as a Nurse

    What a fun article! Thank you for reminding us of all that we should be thankful for, even PPE!!