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December 2013 - Posts

Guarding the Nursing Profession

December 19, 2013 12:03 PM by Colleen Villamin
I have come to realize that what is valued by one may be insignificant to another. Behaviors may be misinterpreted and assumptions of ones intentions can be made. Your great idea may not reflect what is important to the team. Enthusiasm can be misconstrued Read More...
Ethical Questions: Addressed or Avoided?
December 12, 2013 7:05 AM by Colleen Villamin
Ethical conflicts occurred frequently in my practice as a stem cell transplant nurse. The situation occurred (more than once) when a patient had suffered severe complications from transplant that were irreversible and life-limiting. The patient was made Read More...
Has Perfectionism Distracted Me From Learning to Just Be?
December 6, 2013 7:07 PM by Colleen Villamin
The year is ending the same way it began as I determinedly tried to balance motherhood, career, graduate school, and homemaker. I had moments of confidence, humility, self-doubt, frustration and gratitude. At times I felt victorious, inspired, defeated, Read More...
On Trust in Nursing
December 2, 2013 2:39 PM by Colleen Villamin
Trust The result of confidence, integrity, and abilities The foundation of healthy relationships The essential element to building rapport with patients and families The key to building effective teams The basis for transformational leadership The source Read More...