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Nursing Holds the Heart of America, But…
February 8, 2017 11:24 AM by Martie Moore
Nursing has once again been voted the most trusted profession in America . Merriam-Webster defines trust as the "firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something." We, as nurses, hold the firm belief of the American Read More...
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Sam's Gift
December 1, 2016 8:41 AM by Martie Moore
As a pediatric intensive care nurse , I dreaded the holidays because tragedies were even more poignant and painful due to the time of the year. This one particular Christmas proved me wrong — not because of the lack of human loss but because of the greatness Read More...
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MacGyver Nurses Among Us
November 17, 2016 10:30 AM by Martie Moore
I cannot remember the first time I heard the term "MacGyver Nurse." For those of you that do not remember watching MacGyver , the show is back. The main character could settle any crisis, it seemed, from world war, invasions of aliens, or out-of-control Read More...
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Forgive Others… You Deserve It
September 19, 2016 10:08 AM by Martie Moore
In my previous post , I spoke about one of my learnings for helping the nursing profession grow more resilient and introduced the concept of forgiveness. I can tell you this is not an easy subject matter to discuss in the workplace or beyond. What I can Read More...
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Nurse, Heal Thy Spiritual Self
August 19, 2016 8:10 AM by Martie Moore
Last month, I shared with you a very personal story that jump-started my quest to further understand why nurses are emotionally tired. I wanted to understand how today's environment spiritually impacts the practice of nursing. I dove into the research Read More...
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The Cost of Caring
July 19, 2016 8:34 AM by Martie Moore
Suddenly there it was — a lack of compassion. Or was it? She was only 29-years-old when the phone rang with news no one wants to hear. She didn't believe it at first, and neither did her family. Then it became reality-more doctor appointments and finally Read More...
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Nursing Is More Than A Stethoscope and Scrubs
May 3, 2016 8:04 AM by Martie Moore
A stethoscope and a pair of scrubs stimulated a national discussion on nursing several months ago during the Miss America pageant. You may recall Miss Colorado wearing these items while presenting a monologue about what it means to be a nurse. Daytime Read More...
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