by thisgirlsanurse - I shaved a dead man today.
I hadn't planned to. I'd planned to shave my patient. When I mentally scheduled his "bath appointment" for 1600, he was still... Read More →
by Jessiedog - Tammy. A Ray of Sunlight.
I am a paediatric nurse, and a patient that comes to mind who had a huge impact on me is a little girl called Tamara. She was 9 when... Read More →
by WildcatFanRN - There is one person though who taught me through the way he viewed life that we can't control how a person will live no matter how much information and teaching we... Read More →
by JKBrn - Working 7p-7a, what is on our minds at 6a? Our cozy, warm bed and counting sheep. This was what I was thinking of when a pt, we'll call him John... John Doe, came... Read More →
by SandBetweenMyToes - I went into nursing in midlife as a change of career. I was in a Second Degree/ Second Career program. Within my clinical small group was a thoroughly entertaining... Read More →
by Sabby_NC - In my job as a Hospice RN Case Manager I could honestly say that each patient I have looked after has changed my life in many different ways.
Thinking about all... Read More →
by awongaemtcc - In Emergency Medicine we don’t get the lovey dovey stuff so often with patients. We see patients at their worst. We try to get a big picture as to what’s going on... Read More →
by NurseEdward - written monday, may 29th 2006 after working all night in an inner city chicago emergency department. i entitled it: did you hear me?
did you hear me?
to... Read More →
by BelleKat - Early in my career as a Burn Nurse I met a patient who along with his family impressed me beyond words.
My pt was an independent contractor who accidentally... Read More →
by amcgraw - 78 years. That's it. That is the average life expectancy at birth in the United States. Doesn't seem like enough time to accomplish it all does it?
As a nurse I... Read More →
by PiaLove - She was dependently independent ( meaning her husband helped her with matters concerning her health, but she took all the credit because he told her she should).... Read More →
by vadushkas_nurse - I finished my nursing education in Dec. 2004 and since that time I have noticed a major shift in the health care ideologies. I figure the best way to do something... Read More →
by travduck - I was still running from an ex-spouse who continued to stalk me. I had had to move 4 times in the last six months. Money was tight and I was a nervous wreck hold... Read More →
by Babs0512 - Many years ago I met Henry. He was a med surge patient of mine. A man in his 80's who was alert and spry, and love to joke with the staff. I was a new nurse, and... Read More →
by oncnursemsn - I teach second semester nursing students med surg on a 36 bed oncology unit outside Boston. I always ask the nurses on who would be good for a student- good... Read More →
by cannew304 - I know I compare myself to her, and compare our roles in the healthcare system. I sometimes feel like she sees medicine as being superior to nursing, but maybe it's... Read More →
by mariel7 - My first love was writing. This I discovered during intermediate school.
Looking back, I think the reason for this was that growing up in a big family, and I... Read More →
by kharyn77 - May 13, 2002. A patient was wheeled into a private room accompanied by a female companion named chona. She was 23 years old about to turn 24 a month after. She was... Read More →