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  • Is My Passion for My Job Killing Me?

    I thoroughly enjoy editing articles. Whether written by a trio of PhDs, a CNO, a staff nurse writing for her first time, a freelance journalist or another ADVANCE editor, I just can't let a sentence be until it sounds right in my head.  A long-time telecommuter, I've often turned away from my computer after a long day to find my house has ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on April 19, 2012
  • TV Chef Says She has Diabetes. Will Lifestyle Changes Come?

    Every once in a while stories in the entertainment sections of magazines and newspapers intersect with the health section.   Just last week, readers found out about the lush maternity ward at Lenox Hill Hospital where Beyonce and Jay-Z welcomed daughter, Blue Ivy.   NBC Today show viewers also saw Food Network star Paula Deen ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on January 18, 2012
  • Nurse Jackie: Ethical or Criminal?

    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) to help the poor (those who don't have it or aren't served well by their health insurance). ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on April 14, 2010
  • Nurse Jackie: Ego Episode

    On vacation last week, my husband and I were sitting in a great restaurant with a quartet of septuagenarians at the table across from us. After several drinks their conversation got a little louder and I perked up when I heard one woman say, ''One show I love is Nurse Jackie.''Once you meet Jackie you don't forget her; she is undoubtedly a ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on April 6, 2010