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  • Validating Professional Nursing

    It’s about time. A guilty plea by Dr. Rolando Arafiles in a West Texas courtroom last week closed a painful chapter in the long career of Texas nurses Anne Mitchell, RN, and Vicki Galle, BSN, RN. As part of a plea bargain, Arafiles admitted guilt to retaliation and misuse of official information, both felonies, for his part in targeting the nurses ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on November 13, 2011
  • MA Voters May Take Up Physician-Assisted Suicide

    Next year, Massachusetts may become the fourth state in the U.S. where physicians can assist terminally ill patients to end their own lives. In 2012, residents will likely get to vote on the Massachusetts Death and Dignity Act. If passed, the Bay State will follow in the footsteps of Montana, Oregon and Washington where such laws exist. ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on November 4, 2011
  • Facebook Post Gets Nursing Students Kicked Out of School

    Doyle Byrnes, a 22-year-old nursing student at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS,  is suing the school in federal court for dismissing her from its registered nursing program in response to a photo she posted on her Facebook page showing her posing with a human placenta in a lab class, according to a ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on January 5, 2011
  • Nurses’ Jobs Aren’t Physically Demanding? Really?

    The City of New York has classified more than 300 jobs under the category ''physically taxing.'' Professions on this list include assistant locksmiths and gardeners, but not nurses or midwives, according to the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA). Working in a position that is classified as ''physically taxing'' allows city employees to ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on December 10, 2010
  • 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
  • Mistakes Were Made

    Wall Street failures. The housing market and mortgage industry collapse. The epic, disastrous BP oil spill. Huge mistakes with dire consequences for a large chunk of the global population. How can ''these people'' sleep at night after pulling the wool over our eyes? The answer, according to a newly released book, is the wool most likely covers the ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on June 15, 2010
  • Sara Dale, RN: Caring Nurse or Predator? What's Your Call?

    You probably don't know the name Sara Dale, RN - then again, perhaps you do. The British nurse has been the target of investigations, allegations of scandal, and loss of livelihood since it came to light that she had romantic relationships with the spouses of her deceased patients. As you can well imagine, it's a story well-suited for the ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on May 12, 2010
  • ‘Nurse Jackie' -- How Real Is She? Have You Ever Known One?

    Have you ever known a Nurse Jackie in your own life? You know the kind -- full of swagger and bravado, oozing with street smarts and clever comebacks, never one to turn away from conflict. Showtime, which aired the latest episode last night, recently asked that question to its viewers. Online respondents revealed: ''Jackie reminds me ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on April 21, 2010
  • 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
  • Whistle-Blowing

    Did you read the article on the ADVANCE Web site about the nurse who has been acquitted after whistle blowing on a doctor? What she and her colleague must have gone through! And for doing the right thing! Even as they were following the proper employer channels and still not getting results, they were brave enough to take it farther, and lost ...
    Posted to Nursing: You Wanna Know What I Think? (Weblog) on February 19, 2010