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Finding Your Dreams and Visions
January 13, 2017 10:12 AM by Leatitia Coetzee
Every year since 2009, I have been making myself motivational vision and dream boards , and it has gotten to a point where I would make them for my family as well. What started as a way for me to motivate and inspire myself turned out to help and inspire Read More...
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Pay it Forward
December 13, 2016 9:20 AM by Leatitia Coetzee
SOS Children's Villages South Africa builds families for children in need and in doing so, we help them shape their own futures. We have cared for over 24,000 children since the opening of our first village in 1982. I have the privilege to be a sponsor Read More...
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Self-Loathing or Loving? That is the Question.
November 14, 2016 11:11 AM by Leatitia Coetzee
So I want to become a model, feel better about myself, maybe change the way the world perceives a fuller woman. Today I went for an audition and while I was there, feeling confident and ready for the whole photo-op and interview on why I want to do this, Read More...
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Living for Today
October 20, 2016 8:51 AM by Leatitia Coetzee
As I stare out over the mountains here on my sister's farm, I cannot help but marvel at life happening all around me. I am always so rushed, so busy, that I literally never stop "to smell the roses." And I wonder how many of us actually do this in the Read More...
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Breast Cancer is More Than October
September 22, 2016 8:53 AM by Leatitia Coetzee
As we all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month , but why should it only be in October? We are supposed to support victims of cancer every single day. Highlight their struggles every single day. I myself have seen firsthand what cancer does to Read More...
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Doctors Are Not Nurses
May 23, 2014 11:47 AM by Mia Ross
Hey, New Grads, you’ve just finished nursing school! This leads me to believe that you are a very intelligent, competent person. And I’m sure you’ve learned so much! You know about pharmacology, physiology, nursing theory and patient care. Did anyone Read More...
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It's Not Personal
February 26, 2014 7:53 AM by Mia Ross
I just listened to a fascinating talk at Edge.org regarding social intuitions. The ultimate conclusion: our social reactions, especially in difficult situations, are not well constructed. As I always do, I tried to connect this idea with nursing and was Read More...
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Tax Time
February 8, 2014 2:08 PM by Mia Ross
I've been getting all my "important 2013 tax information" documents the past few weeks. I had to laugh, as I filed them away, remembering my first year as a nurse and how I treated those documents as if they didn't matter, as if someone else was going Read More...
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The 24/7 Nurse
April 22, 2013 7:38 PM by Mia Ross
In the past weeks, there has been much discussion surrounding the nurse who allegedly denied an elderly woman CPR at an independent living center in California. The 87 year old resident passed away while the nurse argued with a 911 dispatcher about the Read More...
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The Value of CNA's
March 30, 2012 6:37 PM by Alexandra Cosan
A nearby city hospital's recent implementation of an RN centered model of patient care, thereby eventually eliminating CNA's, is certainly a thought-provoking topic. The fact that this hospital's decision to implement such a plan was based on research Read More...
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