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  • Small Talk Can be a Big Deal

    There are so many instances where small talk is practiced regularly in the various nursing units. Small talk is unescapable: in the elevator, in the lobby, in the café... everywhere. The real benefit to small talk isn't what's said; it's when relationships are built over time. If your shift starts at 0700, then chances are you are going to see ...
    Posted to RN Men: The XY Viewpoint (Weblog) on October 7, 2016
  • Growing in Numbers

    Can anyone remember all the way back in nursing school how many males were in your class? I can remember, back in 1993; I was the only male in my CNA/ROP class. There were three males in my LVN program and five in my RN program. I think we can recall to the past generations that many gentlemen who entered into nursing school were faced with ...
    Posted to RN Men: The XY Viewpoint (Weblog) on August 29, 2016
  • When the Personal and Professional Realms Collide

    There is an interesting perspective a nurse (or a nurse's loved one) who is a patient has. First off, it's not easy to be a patient-it's especially not easy to be one when you are a nurse. It's even more difficult when you teach nurses how to take care of others as there are certain expectations of care that should be provided. So, naturally, when ...
    Posted to RN Men: The XY Viewpoint (Weblog) on August 12, 2016
  • Spirituality and Breast Cancer

    As of today, I am not one of the 2350 men who will get breast cancer this year.  The only man that I have seen who had breast cancer was a heavy marijuana user (not a risk factor they tell you about in Colorado.)  Yet I have been affected by this illness.  A non-English speaking woman asked me to attend her weekly chemo treatments ...
    Posted to Spirituality in Nursing (Weblog) on September 29, 2015
  • 'HawthoRNe:' Yielding

    Episode three of HawthoRNe (confession: I skipped episode two) brought some meatier storylines than the pilot episode, but also a continuation of the silly stuff and stereotypes. A bright spot continues to be Jada Pinkett Smith's performance. Her Christina Hawthorne, CNO of the fictional Richmond Trinity Hospital, is committed. Cool. She has the ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on July 2, 2009