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  • Mar 19

    I think I still look quite a bit like my image there on the brochure...LOL

  • Feb 7

    Our agency encourages the nurses (and other disciplines) to attend the visitations. One of the things that is troubling to families is the fact that their loved one dies and at the same time they lose all contact with the team that they bonded with. Visitation attendance helps both the family and the staff to experience "closure" of that relationship with less time requirement and social pressure for the hospice professionals.

  • Jan 31

    Unfortunately, not all of the family members have good social or coping skills...stress increases the likelihood that people will behave badly...

  • Jan 26

    I am dismayed that the nurse who had a legal medical marijuana card was not hired because of it...
    Would that also have been true if the nurse had tested postive for ativan or some other med for which he/she had an RX?
    Like the other medications included on the drug screens, marijuana actually has proven medical benefit for some people in some circumstances, often with fewer side effects than other more "traditional" medications.

    so sad...

  • Jan 24

    Quote from stephanie.
    No. I'm an idiot. I had no idea.

    And your argument is for the HR dept who withdrew their offer to the nurse, not me.
    Of course you understand that there are nurses undergoing chemotherapy who may be using marijuana to treat their side effects...and they may still be working.

    I fear that you are assuming that nurses who use marijuana do so for only recreational purposes. Obviously my post offended you, I am sorry.

    There is a great deal of ignorance about marijuana in the public, including health professionals.

  • Jan 20

    I was told when I moved to Fairbanks that Fairbanksans don't want their community to get too big. So I am supposed to tell everyone that it is too dark, too cold, and there is too much snow so they should stay in the lower 48.

    Other than that, I would highly recommend it. AK is a beautiful state and has lots of opportunity. AK has not been as troubled by the recession as the lower 48 have been. There are no dumb people in AK, they freeze along the road in the winter.

    Okay, that last comment was a bad joke, I will admit...and there is the matter of their recent Governor that would beg argument on the point anyway.

  • Jan 2

    Thank you for breaking a stupid rule...

  • Nov 29 '16

    I wonder...

    I love being a Christian..
    I love being a wife.
    I love being a mother.
    I love being a nurse.

    All of those things exist in my life simultaneously. All of those things impact my practice and expression of each of those other things. My job is to keep the proper balances in my life where those things rub together.

  • Nov 29 '16

    In my experience it has more to do with how you decline their offer of employment than other issues.

  • Nov 27 '16

    Quote from deann52
    She did not have "dispoable income" as a CNA. She was getting handouts from the govenment. Now she has a job that gives her enough to pay her own bills so I don't have too. Sorry, but that whole paragraph with the income breakdown is a big fat welcome to the real world and grow up.
    Sounds to me that a CNA going to school to improve her circumstance is not getting a handout but rather a handup.

    It is sad for me the number of otherwise well meaning Americans who despise people for needing help. I think that very few of us do well in life when we are truly on our own. Not everyone comes from a family or social situation that can provide assistance for financial needs...they can't afford to subsidize college, or rent, or food, or transportation for their children. That doesn't make them less American or less valuable than the child born with the silver spoon. Mitt Romney, for example, is no more valuable to the USA because he was born wealthy and has never received welfare as compared to the young man or woman who receives support while getting an education or working toward personal goals which will improve their social status.

    In my view, this "class warfare" is destructive to our society.

  • Nov 25 '16

    Being sensitive to the spiritual needs of the patient...yes required.
    Having a spiritual or religious faith yourself...no, not required.

  • Nov 17 '16

    Our agency encourages the nurses (and other disciplines) to attend the visitations. One of the things that is troubling to families is the fact that their loved one dies and at the same time they lose all contact with the team that they bonded with. Visitation attendance helps both the family and the staff to experience "closure" of that relationship with less time requirement and social pressure for the hospice professionals.

  • Nov 4 '16

    I am dismayed that the nurse who had a legal medical marijuana card was not hired because of it...
    Would that also have been true if the nurse had tested postive for ativan or some other med for which he/she had an RX?
    Like the other medications included on the drug screens, marijuana actually has proven medical benefit for some people in some circumstances, often with fewer side effects than other more "traditional" medications.

    so sad...

  • Oct 31 '16

    The Edmonton scores can be helpful. It's nice when staff get oriented to their use.

  • Oct 21 '16

    Hopefully your faith will inform and enrich your nursing practice.
    Nurses do not proselytize.
    Most employers will fire you if they believe you are engaged in that type of religious activity.
    Dying atheists have a right to die without God.
    Dying Buddhists don't need to hear about Jesus from their nurse.
    Dying Muslims may want you to read their Quran to them.
    etc, etc, etc


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