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  • A Nurse’s Guide to Breast Cancer

    In light of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I have put together a guide for nurses on the latest breast cancer information. Statistics Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women (second only to lung cancer). In the US, 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime, while 1 in 36 women may die from the ...
    Posted to Guarding the Nursing Profession (Weblog) on September 26, 2016
  • The Blame Game: No One Wins This Fight

    Sheri* had awakened late; she knew it was going to be one of those Monday mornings even before the phone alarm failed to wake her. Her hair needed more than the toss of dry shampoo she gave it as she started a quick shower, and she fumbled with liquid soap as she temporarily froze. What was that, she thought? For a moment, blind panic raced ...
    Posted to The Nurse Card (Weblog) on September 23, 2016
  • Pretty in Pink

    Walking to an early morning breakfast event at the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) conference, held March 7-11, I kept thinking of my friend, Lisa. Still recovering from a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery during her fight with breast cancer, she would often attend shows with me in the past to cover events for ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on March 18, 2015
  • The Right or the Duty to Die: Making the Case for Physician-Assisted Suicide

    By Susanne Marie Johnson, BSN, RN In February 2013, Barbara Mancini of Philadelphia was arrested and subsequently charged with a felony of assisted suicide. The prosecution asserts Mancini provided her 93-year-old and terminally ill father, Joe Yourshaw, with the bottle of morphine that allowed him to take a lethal dose in an attempt to end ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on May 5, 2014
  • Instituting Controversial Bans on Hiring Smokers

    By Anny Su, BSN, RNApproximately 45.3 million people smoke in the U. S. (CDC, 2008) Many of these smokers seek employment in healthcare institutions. Within the past 6 years, healthcare institutions have stepped up to challenge this unhealthy behavior by instituting controversial bans on hiring smokers with the goal of stigmatizing smoking ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on March 25, 2014
  • Get Your Pink Glove Groove On!

    From funny skits breaking into sillier dance routines to hundreds of very carefully and cleverly choreographed productions, nurses from all corners of the U.S., Canada — and this year Panama as well — are submitting their videos for Medline's third annual Pink Glove Dance video competition to raise breast cancer awareness. For more ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on August 7, 2013
  • Every Step of the Way: A Nurse's Cancer Diary - Entry 12

    Nancy Cohen, BSN, RN, has graciously shared her personal journal, in which she writes about doing battle with cancer for the second time in her life. This is the 12th installment of a weekly blog that will enable readers to join her on the journey. Entry 12: Hair Loss as a Family Event December 3, 2011 My sister-in-law, a very compassionate ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on April 23, 2012
  • Every Step of the Way: A Nurse's Cancer Diary - Entry 11

    Nancy Cohen, BSN, RN, has graciously shared her personal journal, in which she writes about doing battle with cancer for the second time in her life. This is the 11th installment of a weekly blog that will enable readers to join her on the journey. Entry 11: The Dog Wins November 20, 2011 Day number two following ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on April 17, 2012
  • Every Step of the Way: A Nurse's Cancer Diary - Entry 9

    Nancy Cohen, BSN, RN, has graciously shared her personal journal, in which she writes about doing battle with cancer for the second time in her life. This is the ninth installment of a weekly blog that will enable readers to join her on the journey. Entry 9: Against All Odds November 10, 2011 I saw my wonderful medical oncologist. He has ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on April 3, 2012
  • Every Step of the Way: A Nurse's Cancer Diary - Entry 8

    Nancy Cohen, BSN, RN, has graciously shared her personal journal, in which she writes about doing battle with cancer for the second time in her life. This is the eighth installment of a weekly blog that will enable readers to join her on the journey. Entry 8: A Sixth Sense November 7, 2011 Mood swings. Up and down. Up and down. Trying to ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on March 27, 2012
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