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Sherry Gilles

Chicago, Illinois
I have been a nurse since 1991 and have worked in the areas of wellborn nursery, hospital based orthopaedic/spine care, home health and presently work in a niche area of utilization review involving prescription drugs in a work comp environment.  I have a rich background and am... Full Bio
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Automation is No Substitute for Care by Sherry Gilles Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I've had four specific opportunities in the last six months on which to reflect on the state of hospital and medical care as a nurse and patient. Twice I was an outpatient ... Read on »
Help Others without Hurting Yourself by Sherry Gilles Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy It's easy to forget to take care of yourself when you are constantly doing things to care for others. Burnout or caregiver fatigue occurs over time and is important to ward ... Read on »
Recovered Access to My Health Care Blog WooHoo! by Sherry Gilles Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy It's easy to forget to take care of yourself when you are constantly doing things to care for others. Burnout or caregiver fatigue occurs over time and is important to ward ... Read on »
Farming the Dying, or Not by Sherry Gilles Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I got to talking to a new friend the other day and he shared how his father had lingered in a comatose and vegetative state for years. He had stiffened up and his body had beg ... Read on »
Farming the Dying, or Not by Sherry Gilles Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I got to talking to a new friend the other day and he shared how his father had lingered in a comatose and vegetative state for years. He had stiffened up and his body had b ... Read on »
Addressing the Culture of the Spirit by Sherry Gilles Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The health of the spirit is often overlooked. I think it's important to understanding the person you are dealing with. You can throw one pill after another to stave off o ... Read on »
Addressing the Culture of the Spirit by Sherry Gilles Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The health of the spirit is often overlooked. I think it's important to understanding the person you are dealing with. You can throw one pill after another to stave off ... Read on »
Ideas on Coping with Workplace Stress for Better Health by Sherry Gilles Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I think about ways that people can approach health and wellness and where we can fail or succeed. How many times have you run out and bought gym equipment or a membership or s ... Read on »
Ideas on Coping with Workplace Stress for Better Health by Sherry Gilles Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I think about ways that people can approach health and wellness and where we can fail or succeed. How many times have you run out and bought gym equipment or a membership or ... Read on »
DNR does not mean Do Not Care by Sherry Gilles Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The term Death Panels has been bandied about, in heated moments at the infamous town halls and political conferences, as if "they" were required as a tenet of the health care ... Read on »
It Takes a Village to Preserve the Dignity of our Elders by Sherry Gilles Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I was involved in home care with a couple of different agencies for two and a half years. It can be a real eye-opener seeing how people cope, or don't, with their limitations ... Read on »
What is Basic Medical Care? by Sherry Gilles Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The definition of basic medical care is probably a little different from one provider to another and from one consumer/patient to another. It would require coordination a ... Read on »
My Prescription Costs How Much??? by Sherry Gilles Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Every day innumerable prescriptions are written and placed in the hands of patients. What happens next? This vignette explains what happens commonly in this country. Keep ... Read on »
What Makes You Special? by Sherry Gilles Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I speak with people from across the country about health care programs, delivery of service, availability and cost and there is an underlying theme to much of the discussion. ... Read on »
Discussing the End of Life by Sherry Gilles Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy It's no secret that we all die. But it is not uncommon for people to shield themselves from the great unknown. Our society puts youth on a pedestal and caters to it as if it w ... Read on »
Ideas not Answers by Sherry Gilles Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy With the waging of ugly misinformation campaigns being reported in the news I ponder what the average person really knows about the underpinnings of different parts of the hea ... Read on »
The Haves and Haves Not by Sherry Gilles Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Millions of people in the United States do not have health insurance. Others have inadequate or limited plans. How is it that the citizens of the land of plenty and opportunit ... Read on »