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"It isn't your mother; it's the disease"

by Ruby Vee - I wish I had a dollar for every time my mother's or my mother-in-law's bad behavior prompted a nurse or a CNA somewhere to tell me that. Mom curses at me and tells me I'm ugly and stupid -- the...

Martha, The Helpful Ghost

by Ruby Vee - It's been my experience that every hospital has a ghost or two . . . although it seems that only certain people ever see them. I think part of it is you need to be open to seeing them and maybe part...

Alzheimer's: My Mother's Approval

by Ruby Vee - I was one of those little girls whose mother didn't like her. She liked my sister just fine -- thought she was perfect in every way. Me -- not so much. For most of my life, there was nothing I...

Ethics in Nursing -- Ethics in Life

by Ruby Vee - Starting in a few years, my state is going to requiring background checks and fingerprints as a condition of license renewal for all nurses. Whew! What a pain in the posterior! I mean, I’ve been a...

Compassion: A Dirty Word

by Ruby Vee - I'm beginning to feel as though the word "compassion" is a dirty word. Maybe it's the way people use it these days. It doesn't seem to be about an actual feeling of empathy toward a patient, family...

How To Tell If You're A Bully

by Ruby Vee - are you a bully? i’m getting fed up with some of the threads on allnurses.com. there’s a 2000+ post thread on “do nurses eat their young?” and the majority of the posters seem to claim that they...

Night Shift For Newbies

by Ruby Vee - most of us don't get much choice over whether or not we work nights, although we might get a choice about when. we also get a choice about how we handle our night rotations. there are plusses and...

Alzheimer's: Communicating in Pictures

by Ruby Vee - it started as a lark -- i got a free all-in-one printer with my new computer. mom's photo album was just sitting there in my dining room, waiting for me to decide what i wanted to do with it, so...

Ghost Building

by Ruby Vee - Ghost Building I've always wondered what happens to the ghosts that haunt a building once the building is demolished. Do they go off into oblivion once the building is gone? Or do they stay at...

Rehab's Ghost

by Ruby Vee - I've come to the conclusion that every hospital -- and probably nursing homes, funeral homes and assisted livings -- have their ghosts. Certainly I've encountered many of them over my decades of...

Rudeness in the Workplace

by Ruby Vee - "There's no excuse for rudeness in the workplace. Those who try to justify it are probably rude bullies who eat their young." "I'm always pleasant and professional and I always treat everyone the...

The Trouble With Women . . . .

by Ruby Vee - ok, most of you who know me are going to be shocked when you read this header . . . ruby? talking about the problem with women? no way! and you're right. no way. but if i entitled this article...

The Ethics of Managing Your Personal Time

by Ruby Vee - There's a lot said about ethics in nursing, and much of it -- most of it, probably -- pertains toward the ethical treatment of patients. Not charting meds you haven't given or procedures you...

Precepting the Preceptor

by Ruby Vee - If you believe everything you read on allnurses, preceptors, by and large, are awful people put on earth to torment new grads. Since I genuinely believe that most preceptors honestly try to do the...

What To Do After You've Made A Mistake

by Ruby Vee - Nursing school doesn't really teach you how to be a nurse, it just gives you a glimpse into the world of nursing and the nclex gives you a license to learn. If you're smart, you'll learn something...


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