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Are Nursing Organizations Out of Touch or Out of Line?

I don’t want to judge too quickly or to leave any stone unturned, so I was really thinking about it and wondering. “Are our professional organizations as disempowered as we are as nurses in the current corporate system?” Do they have to grow into their full...

A Shortage of Nurses or Doctors? Which Costs a Patient More?

A neon “Shortage of Doctors” sign in front of any modern hospital would send patients fleeing in droves, driving the round asphalt driveway at warp speed right past the Emergency Room door, and right back onto the main highway, looking for the next hospital –...

The Nurse and The Golden Goose

When I was working the night shift, one of my patients- a 44 year old man, had just gone for an angiogram. He had been brought back to the floor afterwards, but began hemorrhaging from his femoral artery. I’d added pressure dressings, laid on heavier sandbags, and...

Imagine…

if just by talking to a patient about their concerns, we could reduce their survival? What would be the ethical implications of this?   Talking about end-of-life care doesn’t affect survival | By Alicia Caramenico Contrary to common concerns, discussing...

The Nurse: The Swiss Army Knife of Healthcare

Okay so, after reading a ton of books trying to find a definition of nursing that matched my experience, I fell asleep with no clear cut answer to my question, “What is a nurse?” I mean it’s not that I haven’t been pondering that for a very long time, it’s just that...