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Category: Life Thoughts

Do we need to monitor the exposure of health care staff to COVID-19?

For many hospital and health care workers the greatest worry right now is not inadvertently transmitting the COVID-19 virus to vulnerable patients. Home-health caregivers are being advised to take extra hygiene precautions and to stay home at the first signs of illness. Many nonessential care visits have been canceled. Assisted living communities and nursing homes are either banning or severely restricting visitors. Some employees of the home-care organization have access to a nursing team to guide their decisions. This is a time of resilience and confusion load for many of us on how to behave with the corona pandemic. Many contract workers are responsible for monitoring their own health and contagion risk levels.
Sounds like lots of individuals are taking individual decisions. Where is the role of the State here when they need to be protected at their turn, to protect, advise, support and save lives?

Language, reliable as experience.

Now that I am learning the subtle differences of English words I am aware on how clear is the statement that in some languages, multiple options can be represented by the same word. This point generates some reflections on a problem regarding the reliability of language and how – sometimes – the process of communication, related to a foreign language, is not that easy as it should be to let us recognize how a given set of words is associated with a specific meaning. For example, lets suppose that I… Read more Language, reliable as experience.

Il male che sfuma la comunicazione

Una malattia che fa paura, e che spesso non viene capita e interrogata fino in fondo. Del resto, sembra strano, ma è proprio ciò che la definisce, ovvero una mancanza progressiva della memoria e la diminuzione, spesso in sordina, delle capacità cognitive e del linguaggio a presentare e rafforzare il peso del silenzio. La persona che accompagniamo e che pensiamo (grazie al ricordo e alle associazioni) di conoscere ci si mostra in quella che può essere la sua forza debole. Sa che qualcosa in lei non funziona, ma sorride. Anche… Read more Il male che sfuma la comunicazione

Some reflections on SE

Nowadays lots of countries seek to introduce a paradigm shift in scientific education (SE). The latter sin of a lack of relevance and a boring approach where notions should be memorized in short time, when the risk of doubtful abstractness and “difficult tendency” to define the plot raise day after day, in line with the sections of the book. The point that should be underlined here is that science is not only relevant for the correct and analytical formation of the student as it is a base, a “fortress” for… Read more Some reflections on SE