Self magazine seeking nurses for Shortage/Patient Care Article

  1. National Magazine Seeking Nurses For Shortage/Patient Care Article

    SELF, a women's health magazine with a readership of over one million educated women from early 20s through late 40s, is researching a story on the actual impact of the nursing shortage on patient care. The articles seen on the shortage, numerous though
    they have been, are full of facts and figures and quotes from authorities. To some readers, these articles seem dry, bureaucratic -- unappealing to read. What SELF would like to do is an article that is eminently readable, and that pulls the reader in and
    has her convinced, by the end of the last sentence, that the problem is not just real but also relevant to her loved ones' lives -- that action should be taken. SELF is looking for true examples that tell the story most pointedly and dramatically.
    Interested? More information... http://www.psna.org/selfmag.htm

    [ May 26, 2001: Message edited by: NRSKarenRN ]
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   fiestynurse
    Thanks for the tip Karen!! I e-mailed them with my ideas for an article. We'll see!
  4. by   StaceRacer1
    It is about time that stories like these get published!! This will serve the laypeople out there that do not get what all the hype is about!!!

    "Let us all hold strong!!!!"
    TELL your story!!!
  5. by   fiestynurse
    Thank you for replying. Actually, what we are going to do is an investigative
    article on the shortage, rather than a personal essay. I put the call out far
    and wide to cull sources and anecdotes.

    What I am looking for are anecdotes that speak to how the shortage, in hospitals
    (not nursing homes) has led to some dramatic and catastrophic lapses in patient
    care. It's a pro-nurse piece, going to the issue of increased staffing. If you
    know of anecdotes, please let me know.

    Many thanks,

    Sheila Weller
    SELF Senior Contributing Editor

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