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  • When is Suffering Senseless?

    Oncology nurses provide care to cancer patients and their families across the continuum. They are there from the life-changing moment of diagnosis to the frightening, yet hopeful, treatment phase. Such treatments may make patients feel worse than they did before treatment, causing nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hair loss, fatigue, loss of appetite, ...
    Posted to Guarding the Nursing Profession (Weblog) on September 23, 2016
  • To Hug or Not to Hug

    In nursing, I will venture a guess you have found yourself in a patient room hugging someone (patient or family member), because they needed that support. If you are a male-I'm going to venture another guess that in that SAME situation mentioned above, BEFORE you extended your arms, you found yourself wondering, ''Should I hug this person or ...
    Posted to RN Men: The XY Viewpoint (Weblog) on September 9, 2016
  • Race and Nursing

    Racism has been increasingly present in the news lately. Whether you are behind the cause Black Lives Matter or All Lives Matter, nurses provide compassionate care and save lives of people of all races, religions, socioeconomic backgrounds, and genders. Cancer, heart disease, and diabetes do not discriminate and neither can we. Unfortunately, ...
    Posted to Guarding the Nursing Profession (Weblog) on August 23, 2016
  • The Bitter Team

    Every place I ever worked as a nurse/manager, there is always someone on staff that erodes morale, the employees who repeatedly slack off, talk back, or fail to complete tasks on time. Let's face it: we have all encountered this at some point in our career; the issue is how to handle this. When an employee starts to lose respect, your authority ...
  • Nursing In Tragic Times

    During the previous week, the country has seen about as much tragedy as anyone could bear, especially within the city of Orlando. Through the rapid-fire response of media, many have been quick to respond, with global outpourings of sympathy and expressions of support. Unfortunately, the opposite has also been true, as politicians and citizens ...
    Posted to The Nurse Card (Weblog) on June 16, 2016
  • What’s on the Horizon for Nursing in 2016?

    After recently giving a presentation on Florence Nightingale, I mused on the changes nursing has seen through the ages. For example? In 1887, one rule for nurses stated that any nurse who smoked, used liquor in any form, got her hair done at a beauty shop or frequented a dance hall would ''give the director of nurses good reason to suspect her ...
    Posted to On Call: Leadership in Nursing (Weblog) on March 8, 2016
  • God Does Not Care If I Have a Twinkie

     I work at a North Omaha Area Health, a free clinic run by two RNs, which free health screenings for everything from HIV to diabetes.  We work in the 3 zip codes that have the largest STD rates in the country. In an effort to promote health we offer a diet class through a program called the North Omaha Academy of Healthy Living ...
    Posted to Spirituality in Nursing (Weblog) on March 7, 2016
  • What is the Price of Safety?

    In today's healthcare environment, workers are being asked to do more with less. See more patients in less time with fewer resources is a common refrain. As reimbursements grow harder to come by, hospitals are tightening their purse strings and looking for more cost-cutting measures. Linda Boly, RN, an Oregon nurse with 34-years of experience, ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on March 3, 2016
  • Spirituality’s Impact on Health Behaviors

    Nursing is focused on Evidenced Based Practice. More so now than in any other time in our history, we look to research and the scientific method. You may think these methods fail us when we study spirituality. Can you imagine being a peer reviewer and being assigned an article entitled ''God and Cholesterol: An underused intervention'' I can just ...
    Posted to Spirituality in Nursing (Weblog) on January 29, 2016
  • Moral Distress in the Emergency Department

    This guest post is written by Lisa Wolf PhD, RN, CEN, director, Institute for Emergency Nursing Research, Emergency Nurses Association Moral distress as it is currently understood in nursing has been studied in many settings, but there is a lack of research on the nature and content of moral distress as it manifests in the emergency department ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on October 8, 2015
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