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ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

Pulling for Sarah: A Unique Perspective on Lung Transplant Case
June 12, 2013 4:32 PM by Chuck Holt
My brother has a lung disorder related to rheumatoid arthritis which may eventually cause him to need a lung transplant. It’s as troubling to write about as it was to hear about a few months ago. Were my brother at the top of the lung transplant list Read More...
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Top Tweets of the Week (1-16)
January 20, 2012 2:13 PM by Pam Tarapchak
Celebrating Martin Luther King Day. Kids' mental health in military families. Debate on pediatric transplant eligibility. The future of healthcare reform. Here's a list of tweets just for you. And, of course, be sure to follow ADVANCE for Nurses by going Read More...
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Responding to Blizzard Emergencies
December 29, 2010 3:49 PM by Pam Tarapchak
"A woman with stroke symptoms in Midwood, Brooklyn, waited for an ambulance for six hours, finally arriving at the hospital with telltale signs of advanced brain damage. In Forest Hills, Queens, bystanders waited for three hours next to a man lying unconscious Read More...
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PTSD Through a Child's Eyes
July 14, 2010 10:20 AM by Gail Guterl
It's been all over the news for a week now. Veterans of war no longer have to prove a specific event led to their post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In his announcement of the change in Veterans Administration policy, President Barack Obama said, Read More...
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Assisted Suicide: What If It Were Me?
June 23, 2010 12:26 PM by Chuck Holt
I recently edited a compelling article on physician-assisted suicide (PAS) written by Lisa Siminski, BSN, RN, CHPN, staff nurse, St. Luke's Hospice House, Bethlehem, PA. In her report on PAS , Siminski points out straight away that the American Nurses Read More...
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Sight, Sound & Smell
June 16, 2010 11:09 AM by Gail Guterl
My husband says we can't remember everything about a book or a movie or a vacation, so our minds fixate on the most vivid impression and that's what we remember. I just finished reading Nursing in the Storm: Voices from Hurricane Katrina by Denise Danna, Read More...
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Sara Dale, RN: Caring Nurse or Predator? What's Your Call?
May 12, 2010 3:19 PM by Valerie Newitt
You probably don't know the name Sara Dale, RN - then again, perhaps you do. The British nurse has been the target of investigations, allegations of scandal, and loss of livelihood since it came to light that she had romantic relationships with the spouses Read More...
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Surviving the Tragedy
April 15, 2010 10:24 AM by Gail Guterl
I'm anxious to see what nurses think of the May/June ADVANCE Online Book Club selection Josie's Story: A Mother's Inspiring Crusade to Make Medical Care Safe by Sorrel King. While the book is about the strength of human resolve - detailing how one family Read More...
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Nurse Jackie: Ethical or Criminal?
April 14, 2010 2:31 PM by Gail Guterl
In the latest episode of Nurse Jackie (played by Edie Falco in this Showtime series), Jackie is quintessential Jackie. In past shows, we saw Jackie acting as a medical Robin Hood, never hesitating to rob from the rich (those who bestow health insurance) Read More...
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Striking Nurses: Do Ends Justify the Means?
April 7, 2010 1:28 PM by Valerie Newitt
When nurses go on strike, it can be a thankless undertaking. They may be fighting for an ideal of better patient care, while at the same time walking away from the patients for whom they are caring. It's a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation. Read More...
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Swine Flu: Lots of Hype or Did the Hype Save Us?
February 3, 2010 4:18 PM by Ainsley Maloney
With the peak of flu season behind us, as swine flu cases drop and, as a result, European countries cancel millions of swine-flu vaccine orders , the World Health Organization (WHO) is facing tough allegations of "faking" a pandemic for the benefit of Read More...
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Medical Missions = Intoxicating
January 22, 2010 4:30 PM by Robin Hocevar
In talking to some of the selfless nurses in the Midwest who lent a hand, or plan to, in the wake of the earthquake in Haiti, I'm struck by a single common theme. The nurses are raring to return to service. Take Mary Wolff, NP, who has gone on two 10-day Read More...
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Haiti Update: Nursing School Dean Found Alive and Providing Care
January 15, 2010 9:43 AM by Valerie Newitt
Yesterday I blogged that Dean Hilda Alcindor, RN, of FSIL School of Nursing , the first BSN nursing program on the island of Haiti, was among the missing. Amidst the tragedy came good news: The dean is alive and well. She is, however, mourning the loss Read More...
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'Taking Responsibility' for Terror: If Only...
December 30, 2009 9:15 AM by Valerie Newitt
It just galls me that al Qaeda "takes responsibility" for the failed Christmas terror attempt at blowing up an airliner at the Detroit airport. Takes responsibility ? I beg to differ. There's more to taking responsibility than admitting guilt. Taking Read More...
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Girls Forced to Eat to Become Delicious Wives
December 14, 2009 10:22 AM by Valerie Newitt
I was at the gym, doing the obligatory 40 minutes on an elliptical. I was willing to read anything I could get my hands on to help pass time and minimize the drudgery of pumping toward nowhere. To my great joy, wedged among the body-building magazines Read More...
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