TopazLover's Nursing Blog

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Joined Jun 7, '08 - from 'Delaware. River and State'. TopazLover is a retired. She has 'a life time' year(s) of experience. Posts: 8,005 (86% Liked) Likes: 23,038

The Nightmare Part Two

by TopazLover - Currently we have jails to provide a majority of mental health services. In other words you may have to get into the penal system in order to get any mental health care. Is this really mental health...

Being Top Dog

by TopazLover - Nursing is the most respected profession. This statistic is pretty static year after year. We are almost always the first. The only exception to this was in 2001 when firefighters ranked higher...

Wearing A Nursing Cap - Not these days

by TopazLover - I worked with a doctor who was very proper. He was friendly and not stiff or unapproachable. He just had his own ideas of right and wrong. One day he asked me why I did not wear my cap. I went...

Be Kind to Co-workers, Or Else

by TopazLover - To tell the truth, I don’t know if she had dementia prior to the stroke. Certainly after this stroke she had classic perseveration. Many of us have taken care of elders who focused on money when...

The Nightmare known as Psychiatric Care Part One

by TopazLover - The Nightmare Many years ago there were insane asylums. Some were so bad that we even got a new English word to describe mental illness based on the facility, Bedlam. When I was a child we had...

And He Will Die...

by TopazLover - Words that are heard by many family members when a catastrophic event is going on in a bed nearby. The lifeline they have held on so firmly is being cut by a doctor who knows the physiological...

The Vaudeville Suturing Experience

by TopazLover - Many years ago I worked in a small rural hospital that had had more than its share of motorcycle accidents one summer. I normally worked critical care but would occasionally work in the ER if it...

Bruce and Ethel

by TopazLover - Bruce and Ethel It seems like I have been a nurse forever but two patients stand out who quietly taught me about the real spirit of the human being in the bed. They changed me in ways I...


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