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  • Changing Fields, Changing Directions

    I'm sure as all nurses starting out, I had a dream. I was young, vulnerable, and naive', but I had plans. I wanted to be the best nurse I could become, AND I wanted to be a mother. As anyone could tell you, once plans have been made, things can go awry. Many years, miscarriages later, with heartbreaking pain, I had to scrap the idea of becoming a ...
    Posted to The Nurse Card (Weblog) on May 29, 2016
  • 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
  • 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
  • Is Breast Still Best?

    When my daughter officially turns 6 months old in a few weeks, I'm planning on switching her to formula after a short lifetime of breastfeeding. We've been cutting back on nursing bit-by-bit for awhile now since taking time out of every day to pump breastmilk is taking a toll on mom (me),what with a full-time job, a traveling salesman husband and ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on April 6, 2009