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An Unforgettable Lesson

Many of us learn valuable lessons from our patients. I was fortunate to learn one very early in my career that has stayed with me for 35 years. I have long ago forgotten her name, but her face and her circumstances are embedded in my brain and have dictated the way I have treated many other patients. I am now a teacher, and I use this as a lesson to my students every year – it is that important. I was working the 3-11pm shift at a small community hospital. We received a transfer to our... Read More →

A Christmas to Remember

Many years ago, I was working as a nurse while in the US Army. It was my first Christmas away from home and, as luck would have it, I was scheduled to be on duty on December 25th. Unbelievable! Not only would I be away from my family, but I would also be away from my boyfriend until my shift was over. I had a pity party for myself and probably invited many people along for the ride, as many people who would listen to my complaints! Yes, I loved being a nurse. And yes, I loved being in the... Read More →

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