Articles: Nurses With Disabilities

Articles: Nurses With Disabilities

This Nurses with Disabilities Forum is intended for Nurses who have disabilities to network with each other and give and share support and help. Back Injured Nurses, Hearing Loss, or any form of a Disability, it doesn't matter, discuss it here. Enjoy!

Nursing with a hearing loss: Yes you can!

Nursing with a hearing loss: Yes you can!

by Donna Maheady - Have you ever found yourself asking a colleague to repeat something? Or, have to take a little longer than usual to assess heart or lung sounds? Ever have... Read More →

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Who let the dogs out in nursing?

Who let the dogs out in nursing?

by Donna Maheady - Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE dogs (especially black labs)! My daughter, Lauren, is 28 and diagnosed on the autism spectrum. She has a service dog from Canine... Read More →

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Do all nurses need 20/20 vision?

Do all nurses need 20/20 vision?

by Donna Maheady - Software that reads or magnifies the computer screen, lightweight portable magnifiers, electronic note takers, small hand-held recorders, special reading glasses,... Read More →

Last comment by Croweater
The Stranger Within: It Does Get Better

The Stranger Within: It Does Get Better

by VivaLasViejas - On my computer desk stands a brightly painted wooden figurine of a toucan, a souvenir of a part of Mexico I've never visited and probably never will. His garish... Read More →

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Calling In Sick: Dealing With Mental Illness At Work, Part 4

Calling In Sick: Dealing With Mental Illness At Work, Part 4

by VivaLasViejas - If you are a nurse diagnosed with depression, anxiety, or any other psychiatric illness, you are probably doing all you can to maintain your mental health: you're... Read More →

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Nurses With POSSIBILITIES: Changing Our Perspective on Disability

Nurses With POSSIBILITIES: Changing Our Perspective on Disability

by VivaLasViejas - The light from the front porch lamp filtered through the sheer drapes as I sat in the dark dining room, chatting on the phone with an old friend I hadn't seen in... Read More →

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Calling In Sick: Dealing With Mental Illness At Work, Part 1

Calling In Sick: Dealing With Mental Illness At Work, Part 1

by VivaLasViejas - The alarm clock jolts you awake as it does every morning at 0500, alerting you to the fact that today is yet another work day. You groan and pull the covers over... Read More →

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A Time to Heal

A Time to Heal

by VivaLasViejas - As hard as it is to admit even now---two months after my career crashed and burned in a rather spectacular flameout that my former co-workers are reportedly still... Read More →

Last comment by CrazyCoconut

I Hate Being Bipolar. It's AWESOME!

by VivaLasViejas - We've been talking a lot about mental illness during this early part of May, which has been designated as Mental Health Awareness Month. Nurses and students with... Read More →

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I'm not flaky, lazy, or stupid...

I'm not flaky, lazy, or stupid...

by canigraduate - I have been pretty vocal in my defense of ADHD sufferers in some threads recently, so it will probably not surprise you that I have it, and a pretty bad case. ... Read More →

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Hard of hearing nursing student dismissed, sued and awarded $75,000

Hard of hearing nursing student dismissed, sued and awarded $75,000

by Donna Maheady - Hard of hearing nursing students Since the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed in 1990 progress has been made accommodating nursing students and nurses... Read More →

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A Nurse with POTS Disability: A Great Success Story!

A Nurse with POTS Disability: A Great Success Story!

by CrazyCoconut - Today, I want to announce to everyone here that I'm thankful for everyone's tips, advice, suggestions, and so much more on this great website. I don't know how I... Read More →

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Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

by VivaLasViejas - Raise your hands: How many Allnurses.com readers know that in addition to mothers and deceased war veterans, the month of May is dedicated to mental health... Read More →

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Do Not Over-Share!

Do Not Over-Share!

by TheCommuter - I first met Toni in the summer of 2010. Toni (not her real name) was an average-height woman in her late 40s with a medium build, gray eyes and dark brown hair... Read More →

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Calling In Sick: Dealing With Mental Illness At Work, Part 3

Calling In Sick: Dealing With Mental Illness At Work, Part 3

by VivaLasViejas - Among the challenges of being a healthcare professional with a mental disorder, perhaps none is so difficult as maintaining one's composure during an exacerbation... Read More →

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Calling In Sick: Dealing With Mental Illness At Work, Part 2

Calling In Sick: Dealing With Mental Illness At Work, Part 2

by VivaLasViejas - If you are a nurse who suffers from a serious mental illness such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, you probably have had difficulties in obtaining, and then... Read More →

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The Eagle Has Landed

The Eagle Has Landed

by VivaLasViejas - The eagle has indeed landed.....and landed softly, instead of crashing and burning as she's done so many times in the past. Thank God. This morning I felt... Read More →

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Mental Illness: A Family Affair

Mental Illness: A Family Affair

by NurseDirtyBird - I was born into a tumultuous family. My father, scarred by his own childhood and my mother, a survivor of her mother's suicide and abuse at the hand of her father,... Read More →

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