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The Good Doctor: What Hospice Has Taught Me

By tencat - At a casual gathering the question inevitably arises. “Where do you work?” I always hesitate to reply, knowing that my answer will most likely hang over the conversation like a slightly unpleasant odor. So I take a deep breath and say, “I work as a hospice nurse.” The answer elicits a moment of... Read More

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Staff development and funding

By JBudd - Abstract This paper will discuss the wide range of duties found in staff development and nursing education departments, and the importance of funding these activities. Review of articles reporting on various aspects of responsibilities, and a personal interview gives an overview of the many... Read More

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How to Command Respect

By 43RN20 - by Jane Delveaux, RN In an article published in 2007 by the Green Bay Press Gazette, attention was brought to a problem that doesn't seen to want to go away. Nurses continue to struggle with their working relationships with physicians and continue to identify physician abuse of nurses as a... Read More

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Health Care Relief - The Best Kept Secret

By 43RN20 - Just what is being done to support our nurses in the workplace? Is there something more to the story that we are not hearing? While attention has been focused on problems associated with the national nursing shortages, little has been said about the impact that the Medical Staffing Industry has... Read More

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Computerized Medication Systems

By tracelane - This might not fit in but I thought it was interesting: A topic which has been on the top of the list at all of our hospital administration meetings is medication reconciliation and errors. It seems when patients are admitted, nurses aren’t verifying home medications consistently and... Read More

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Do you recognize abusive behavior in your unit?

By cmo421 - Abuse, neglect or exploitation of a patient or resident of a care facility is a crime. I am sure all reading are thinking that they would never tolerate any such behavior. But do you? Think of the unconcious post op that comes in with bizarre tatoos or piercings. Remember that head... Read More

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Beginings and Endings

By End Game RN - Beginnings and Endings Through the glazed windows of my soul I watch as the scene played out before my eyes. I stood quietly observing the final hours of my patient and her family. Throughout my career I have supported and counseled families facing the prospect of losing someone they love or... Read More

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War Veterans...

By psalm - In my five years as a registered nurse I have met many interesting patients. Some occupy my memory because of their convoluted medical histories and diagnoses; some because of their positive demeaners through a difficult time; and others because of their past lives. During my time working in... Read More

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Changes in Healthcare and How it Affects Nurses

By Bugaloo - I wrote this article and was unsure whether to post it or not. But after seeing this thread and this thread, I have decided to go ahead and submit it. It is ironic that I wrote about my feelings concerning the changes in health care and the affect that it is having on nurses, and then logged in for... Read More

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Tips for Dealing With Annoying Coworkers

By Bugaloo - One thing they don't teach you in nursing school is how to deal with annoying coworkers. If you work in a hospital, you probably work 12-hour shifts. Those 12 hours can zip right by or drag on FOREVER depending on many factors, one of which is the type of nurses that you work with. For me, the... Read More

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No Guarantees

By squeakykitty - When I worked in LTC, I took care of a resident who was total care, and had dementia with psychotic features. This resident used the call bell a lot and yelled for people to help often. One day I was walking down the hall to this resident’s room and it occurred to me---this could be me in 30 or... Read More

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The Truth About Nurse Recruiters - Bonus or Bogus

By 43RN20 - Employment advertisements are flooding our newspapers, newsletters, nursing journals, e-mails and even our private mail. The ads seem to be saying that the employer can make all our dreams come true. How can I tell which job is really the best for me? Every ad claims that the employer has the... Read More

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Learning From the Ancients: The Nurse Becomes a Shaman

By zenman - A massage therapist friend gave me a book titled, “So You Want to Be A Shaman.” I never really paid much attention to the book, perhaps because my friend told me about spirit guides that appeared whenever she was working with a client. My mind just couldn’t quite wrap itself around her stories;... Read More

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Defining Delegation

By classicdame - Defining Delegation Every nurse is a manager. Nurses manage patient care, their own time and each other. Managing others is called “delegation” and is defined by the Nurse Practice Act of the state in which the nurse practices. The Nurse Practice Act specifies expectations related to authority,... Read More

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Reasons to be a Nurse

By corne - People have different reasons why they choose to become a Nurse. Some people see it as a tool to go to other countries. Some people uses it as a preparatory course for medicine, while others take it as an alternative course if they can’t afford to go to medical schools. Some people where forced by... Read More

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Pediatric Burn Case

By sanctuary - As a student nurse, I was assigned an 18 month old burned boy. My instructor thought that the extra care and attention might be helpful to getting fluids and the like into him. This was in the 60's and non-flammable clothing was not yet mandatory for children. Well, this little fellow was in a... Read More

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The Path

By End Game RN - The Path of smoke and ashes It was the end of Nurses' week 2007; I had just parked in the North garage and was heading toward the hospital. I walked down the short set of stairs leading to the cobblestone path in front of me. I looked towards the West, drawn by the unusual orange glow... Read More

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Taking the person but leaving the body behind

By HeartsOpenWide - My grandfather was a brilliant man. Many children may say that they want to be a firefighter or an astronaut when they grow up, but not very many of them live up to their young statements. My grandfather however, at the age of five, knew he wanted to be a Veterinarian when he grew up. And so... Read More


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