Communicator - Volume 3 No. 2 - April 2002
The Communicator has established this regular feature to help you deal with the common, and sometimes uncommon, questions you may be asked as a support group leader. We hope that Dee's expert and insightful responses to the "model" question each issue will contain will enlarge your repertoire of tools for satisfying your members' informational and support needs.
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By Dee Machlow
Dee Malchow, MN, RN, is a nurse case manager who is self employed and specializes in the care of amputations. She experienced a right below knee amputation at age 19 from a boating accident.
Over the past 37 years she has come into close contact with over 2500 amputees through organized skiing and soccer, mission work in Sierra Leone, research for Seattle Foot, and her position as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, a Level I Trauma Center. In 2001, she retired from Harborview after 34 years. Dee served as the facilitator for the weekly Harborview Amputee Support Group for 22 years and has taught several peer visitor training classes. She has written several related articles and is currently working on a book about the emotional impact of limb loss.
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