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  • What was your favorite part of AACN?

    What was your favorite part of AACN? With AACN-NTI behind us and summer (hopefully) on the way, I wanted to reach out to the critical care nurses—and new friends—I met in Chicago this month. Looking back at the show with its roster of impressive speakers and amazing technology coming to the ICU in the future, I’m impressed all over again by the ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on May 27, 2011
  • Assisted Suicide: What If It Were Me?

    I recently edited a compelling article on physician-assisted suicide (PAS) written by Lisa Siminski, BSN, RN, CHPN, staff nurse, St. Luke's Hospice House, Bethlehem, PA.   In her report on PAS, Siminski points out straight away that the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses ''clearly specifies that nurses ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on June 23, 2010
  • Alzheimer's, From the Inside Out

    When I was a kid, I used to walk my great grandmother (''Gramma'' to me) around and around the yard, then up and down the front path. Nearly blind, she couldn't see where she was going; she only knew it was quite a distance. ''You're a very nice girl, and I'm glad you're taking me home to my Anna,'' Gramma would say, referring to my grandmother ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on April 14, 2010
  • Prescription Drugs: A ‘Perfect Storm' That Almost Became a Killer

    My mother, despite her 92 years of age, maintains the mind of a brilliant, life-loving 30-year-old. Unfortunately, her physical self never sipped from the fountain of youth. Her sight has dimmed, her mobility is nil, and she's done battle with cancer, gall bladder disease, vertigo, hypertension, insomnia and muscular and joint ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on October 29, 2009