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The Last Bag of Pretzels

By Irish339 - Most of us run away from the dying. I spent 17 years in the ER fighting death. Death was our enemy. We posted statistics on the board at night. ER 5, Death 7. We couldn’t bear to lose a patient. Especially horrific is a patient that walks in, only to expire in our hands. How can this happen? We have the technology. We have the skill. How can this person slip through our very capable hands? We reviewed the tragedies.... Read More

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Daily Profile of a Student Nurse

By gemini_star - At 1 o’clock in the morning, I found her wide awake reading a 9-lb Medical Surgical Nursing Book on her study table. An orange highlighter was held firmly by her right hand, highlighting the important words as she goes along. She religiously reads it page by page without minding the late hours. The next day, she was in front of the computer typing some reviewer. The following day she was writing another set of notes on the index cards... Read More

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Overcoming Clumsiness

By gemini_star - Some commonly asked questions to a clumsy person: How can you become a nurse when you often break the glass? Where is your presence of mind?! Are you sure you can do it without tripping or breaking? Clumsiness, an issue that I have considered as a hindrance in pursuing nursing. Yes, I was once a victim of clumsiness. The most painful part was if the above questions were the same words coming from someone dear to you.... Read More

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Never Stop Learning or Loving.

By yardgnome - When you graduate from nursing school, you are ready to take on the world with your new knowledge and skills, right? That is partially correct; however, when you enter the "real world" of nursing, that's when learning really begins. And the fascinating thing about nursing is you never stop learning. No matter which discipline you chose to be a part of, there is a wealth of learning opportunity awaiting you. Listen to those nurses... Read More

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The True Character of a Real Nurse

By Lynn Schofield - What is it that draws you to this unique and exciting career path? Why do some individuals decide to be a healer, while others are turned toward an entirely different choice? So many other professions are higher paying, less demanding, less stressful in every way. It is our character which defines us as a healing professional. The desire to help others is in the very core of our being. What moves us to open our heart and be so... Read More

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The Power of Ethical Wills

By rmw44 - Using Words That Heal The document he held in his hand read like a lawyer had charged him for more than time and effort. It was the beginning of healing and such benefits would be priceless. Ethical wishes made their way into the legal swamp of bequeathing and here-to-fore’s. His worldly possessions, though few, were distributed according to his wishes. With caution and inner searching, words of "why" certain choices and decisions... Read More

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Healing Wounds and Souls

By anakat_evangelista - (author's note: This article was printed on our College Newspaper in Bulacan, Philippines. My school is Bulacan State University Collge of Nursing.) February 8, 2007. This is the first time I saw him. At a first glance, there seemed to be nothing significant nor stunning in him, but still he melted my heart away by his innocent stares. There he was, just staring at me in his most vulnerable state, making me want to wrap my... Read More

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"The Laying on of Hands"

By Nurset1981 - I wanted to be a nurse since I was 13. My grandmother was diagnosed with Cancer in October of 1992 and died in July of 1993. She heard the word “cancer” and didn’t want to fight. Even at the young age of 12, I was helping my family take care of her. My father had been an RN since 1974 and seen a lot, but even I could see the toll watching his mother die was taking on him. I would do the “morning shift” in the summer. My dad... Read More

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A Nurses Role in Health Care Reform

By mschau - As the 2008 presidential candidates gear up for the election next November, the campaigning heats up. Although I have not given much thought for whom I will be voting, there is one topic that is on all the candidates minds; healthcare. This is usually a very popular topic every election. Being a nurse, I feel I should pay more attention to this subject, but often get frustrated with the complexity of the subject and loose... Read More

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Something of Value

By chadash - I have always wanted to enter an essay contest, but have the unfortunate dilemma of having nothing to say. But should that stop me? How much of life is occupied by the vain pursuit of excellence in areas of no value? Let’s consider, for instance, pop culture. Few things are done with such fervor and finesse, but what is it really? Is it” dust in the wind”, as a famous rock philosopher would say? Ahhhh, but then, that would be... Read More

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Ethics in End-Stage Cancer

By student-with-no-life - The advancements in the treatment of cancer have greatly increased the odds of survival; even for the worst types of cancer. Miraculous and inspirational recoveries, such as those by chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, who was recently hospitalized with complications from thyroid cancer, and cyclist Lance Armstrong, who overcame testicular cancer to win a seventh straight Tour de France, give hope to people across the globe that their... Read More

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Full Circle, my First Year of Nursing

By Make.it.workRN - January-I was thrilled to have my dream job in a Newborn ICU, I was making cold hard cash. I had an awesome preceptor for orientation. I was signing my name with RN behind it, I was giving meds all by myself, I was a nurse, woo hoo, life couldn't be any better. Everything I had worked so hard for the last 4 years had finally come to fruition. I got my first paycheck and my insurance cards, for the first time in my life I am a PROVIDER!... Read More

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Mental health in developing countries

By starbin - I grew up in a small village in South Asia where many people don't have access to basic healthcare. On top of that mental health is such an issue that nobody seeks help for. If someone is mentally ill, the family members and the society will go to the traditional healers (who do not have any training), visit many temples and sacrifice animals (as an offering to god), worship different ghosts and gods asking them to help with the... Read More

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Why I Want to be a Nurse

By CarolinaMarie 45 - After graduating from high school in Northern Ohio, all I wanted to do was- just get out. And that’s exactly what I did; I packed up and moved out to sun-drenched Fayetteville, NC. I had been accepted into a Private- Liberal Arts school also known as, Methodist University. It was my ideal fairytale fantasy come true! I was not only playing Women’s Lacrosse, but I was finally away from home, away from my parents, away from what I... Read More

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Healing Environment: A Map towards Patient Safety

By waqar - Good environments make us feel better, and feeling better is the key to getting better. Now a question will be raised in your mind that through what mechanism it works? Response is that It has a positive effect on the central nervous system of humans, animals and plants. Provides most people with more natural energy, reduces stress, and provides peace and tranquility. Most people working in hospital understand the impact of the... Read More

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Being "Da Man"(or "That Man") In A Overwhelmingly Female Classroom

By locolorenzo22 - Mention to most guys that they could have a job where they could be surrounded by women, make relatively good money, have countless opportunities to make the world a better place, and most would ask "where do I sign up?" There’s just one catch. To get there, first you must go through at least 2 years of education about the entire process and your responsibilities in said field could mean life and death for others…some of them would... Read More

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Caring Point

By gemini_star - Across the hall of a certain government hospital, on the pediatric wing, I heard someone harshly vomiting with cough. You could tell like it was in projectile motion. It was not music to my ears; it was dreadful. It was so loud that you could hear it from the other room, or at the end of the hall way. I felt sorry for other patients about to be awakened by it. I started wishing it was not my patient assigned to me yesterday. ... Read More

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Don't Blame the Nurse : Fix the System

By Bill Levinson - The Allnurses.com discussion forum cites numerous first-hand stories of how nurses have blamed themselves, or have been blamed by hospital administrators, for dangerous and sometimes fatal medical errors. In most cases, these incidents reflect far more on deficiencies in the systems in which nurses must work. Furthermore, a culture of blame discourages health care workers from reporting near-miss situations, while the identification of... Read More


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