Body, Mind, and Soul - page 4

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Hello!! I am the Community Manager for allnurses and have been a member since 2006. As a BSN RN for more than 35 years, I have experience in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nursing, Home Health, Psych, Parish Nursing and Social Media. Please don't hesitate to contact me about questions or comments regarding the site. Read my articles and let me know if you like them.

Thanksgiving Came on Monday

by tnbutterfly - Monday was a particularly busy day......... one filled with a few unexpected blessings The first half of the day, while busy, was filled with my normal Monday, start-of-the week tasks. Nothing...

I am Afraid. Please Pray for Me.

by tnbutterfly - Many of us view the healthcare setting as a place of employment where we we are comfortable. To patients, however, this medical setting is a maze with frightening and uncertain twists and turns, ups...

Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder

by tnbutterfly - Do you ever have one of those days where it seems like you've been busy all day... yet at the end of the day you look around and can't see that you've really accomplished anything?? You wonder...

Caution! Don't Cross that Line - Maintaining Professional Boundaries

by tnbutterfly - Unlike personal boundaries which you set for yourself, many professional boundaries are already established and are less flexible.The American Nurses Association's (ANA) Code of Ethics for Nurses and...

Dispensing Emergency Spiritual Care

by tnbutterfly - "For patients struck by a serious illness or a deadly diagnosis, those supplies are just one way the Spiritual Care Department helps patients cope with a crisis. The chaplains offer company,...

Nurses Coping with Personal Grief

by tnbutterfly - How many of you have felt helpless or guilty when caring for a seriously ill or dying patient? How many become overwhelmed with emotion after a particularly "bad death", or the death of a...

Intensive Prayer Unit

by tnbutterfly - Many patients find prayer to be very comforting and uplifting. Several hospitals, such as Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, utilize a program called Intensive Prayer Unit to help address one's...

A Typical Day for this Parish Nurse

by tnbutterfly - For the paid positions, the hospital pays 25% of the salary while the church is responsible for the remaining 75%. In some programs, the hospital pays the entire salary, while in others this...

How Would You Rate Your Pain????

by tnbutterfly - I was with a friend recently who was awaiting a craniotomy. We were in the OR holding area when the nurse came in and asked him "How would you rate your pain on a scale of zero to ten with zero...

When Nurses Cry

by tnbutterfly - Although it's been more than 30 years ago, I remember the occasion very clearly. My first death on Peds as the charge nurse. It was horrible. A four-month old with a congenital heart defect was to...

Nursing: Then and Now

by tnbutterfly - Looking back to when I was in nursing school, and then starting my nursing career, I remember many things that are no longer in use, or things that have transformed over the years. Gone are the days...

Do Not Enter - No Boys Allowed; Setting Boundaries

by tnbutterfly - DO NOT ENTER - NO BOYS ALLOWED!!! As a child, my family took yearly vacations to a location that was more than 1,000 miles away. That meant many long hours in the car, sharing the back seat with...

From the Other Side of the Bed Rails - When the Nurse Becomes the Patient

by tnbutterfly - I looked around at the people in the waiting room, wondering……. what’s wrong with that lady? Does she have cancer? Poor thing. Then I thought… Gee….. Maybe she’s wondering the same thing about...

Spiritual Beliefs and End of Life Care

by tnbutterfly - According to a study published this week in the journal of the American Medical Association, "cancer patients who rely on their faith to handle the stresses of serious illness and approaching death...

The Nurse's Role in Providing Spiritual Care - Is It OK to Pray?

by tnbutterfly - This brought up much discussion about whether or not offering prayer falls within the scope of the nurse while providing spiritual care. Is it appropriate for nurses or doctors to pray with...


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