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October 2012 - Posts

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Altering Perspectives on Psychiatric Patients
October 17, 2012 1:57 PM by Frank Visco
I finished my psych rotation this past weekend, and in a few days I'll be rolling right into pediatrics. I'm excited to work with kids, and my experiences there will undoubtedly be the focus of my next several blog updates. However, this week, I'd like Read More...
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A helping hand
October 10, 2012 9:37 PM by Lorenzo Ortega
I am almost half-way done with my last semester of my undergraduate degree. It's crazy how you dream of doing things when you are younger. I never imagined I would be at this point – pursuing nursing. I never knew what a nurse was when I was young, not Read More...
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Talking About Death
October 5, 2012 12:08 PM by Alexandra Cosan
Lately, I have been a part of a few very difficult conversations between teams of doctors, patients and their families. The conversation has in most cases been about the plan of care regarding a diagnosis with a less than positive outlook. Although I Read More...
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Seeing the Value in Psychiatric Nursing
October 1, 2012 9:46 AM by Frank Visco
I suppose it's a common criticism that psych nursing isn't real nursing, and I can see the validity in that line of thinking. I've been working on a psych unit for several weeks now, and, based on my experience, I can tell you that psych nurses aren't Read More...
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