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Baby Doe

By DutchgirlRN - There is only one group of people in the United States that are required and forced by law to accept medical treatment. The argument is that this group of people are not rational autonomous individuals and that they are not able to give free and informed consent. In 1984 Congress amended our... Read More

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In Bed With Dying Patient

By interleukin - Sometimes, a family member's behavior is so clouded by the grief and shock of a loss that we must be courageous enough to practice outside the box. My patient had been ejected from his car after hitting black ice. His prognosis for any recovery was a hairs-breath above zero. We knew he would... Read More

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Common Problems With Breastfeeding

By HeartsOpenWide - “So often in nursing school we have to write these papers that often come out sounding like an astute textbook. Confusing facts to the lay person, big words, medical terminology, etc. I wrote this directed to the patient because I think it is good practice to help remember how to talk in layman's... Read More

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Why Are We Here

By CHATSDALE - what makes us a nurse: sometimes becoming a nurse is the dream of a lifetime born perhaps in childhood on seeing the competent care given loved one or perhaps themselves. care that struck a cord in an impressionable little head. sometimes it is being the child of a nurse who comes home tired... Read More

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The Mahogany Door

By Bill E. Rubin - My first clinical rotation was at Massachusetts General Hospital. It was in a part of the hospital known as Phillips House 22, a lockdown medical-surgical unit on the 22nd floor of the Ellison Building, a modern glass tower that's part of the Mass. General main campus in the West End. Phillips... 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... 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... Read More

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Full Circle, my First Year of Nursing

By Imafloat - I have officially completed my first year of nursing. I graduated in November 2006, passed my boards in December 2006, and started my job in January 2007. The first year was nothing less than a roller coaster ride. I went through so many emotions and so much personal growth. This is a long post,... 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... Read More

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Hospice Career

By vwevans - I have been a Nurse for 27 years. That seems like so many years, especially if you are a new graduate nurse. Yet, for me, the years have passed very fast. Many times I have wondered how my nursing career could have been different. You see, I am one of those nurses who could never seem to find... Read More

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Saudi Arabia - Good Idea or Not

By 43RN20 - As seen by a Registered Nurse from the United States, who is now on assignment, it can be hard to adjust to hospital nursing in Saudi Arabia. That is particularly true in the hospital complex that serves the Saudi Royal Family. The very size of this facility is daunting. It is a 1 km straight walk... Read More

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Things That Go Boooop In The Night

By Angie O'Plasty, RN - warning: this is an attempt at nursing humor. any resemblance to any situation or person, living, dead, or half-dead from lack of sleep, is entirely coincidental. all rights reserved and all tongues in cheeks. i figured something out last night. the maker of grocery carts changed jobs. you... Read More

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Hospice: Knowledge and Wisdom Worth Dying For

By WaynesvilleRN - Leading up to May 2007, I had worked in a variety of nursing areas. I have worked in long-term care facilities, Peds, PICU, NICU, PASU, ICF/MR, SDC, OPS, and Endo. Wow, there are a lot of abbreviations in the world of medicine. I made the decision to step out of management and in to the world of... Read More

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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... 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... 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. ... 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... 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... Read More


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