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  1. The "Differently Abled" Nurse Speaks
    What's a shame is that we actually work in this profession with people who are not kind, who do not understand our underlying compassion is a gift
    Nov 4, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  2. First day of clinicals, having a hard time emotionally =(
    Jazziepants: you get it and you have it, paperwork and other tasks are a necessity, but showing love and compassion are what help these patients.
    Nov 4, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  3. blame the morphine
    I'm having trouble understanding how non hospice trained personnel are even providing hospice care As a certified hospice palliative nurse I educate frequently on the myths of morphine and the...
    Nov 4, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. Part time weekend Hospice job in addition to regular job... Am I crazy?
    The question you need to ask yourself is do you have the "hospice heart" Hospice nursing is a calling, either you have it or you don't
    Nov 4, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  5. Death and the dying patient, what experiences do you have?
    Nov 3 by echoRNC711 Nov 3 by echoRNC711 A member since Sep '12 - from 'Bronx, NY, US'. echoRNC711 has '20' year(s) of nursing experience and specializes in...
    Nov 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. hospice nurses--personal beliefs in life after death
    Dear Son: My heart goes out to you in this very difficult time. Your mom is beginning to show signs of shuuting down, which is usually the norm in a life limiting disease. However, your mother has...
    Jul 26, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  7. hospice nurses--personal beliefs in life after death
    Wow, you'd think there would be more replies to this one. I feel that experiencing the EOL journey with my patients has enhanced my beliefs in life after death tremendously. I have always had a...
    Dec 3, '08
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  8. You Know the patient is going bad when...
    when they get that unmistakable look in their eye
    Apr 25, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. The Good Doctor:  What Hospice Has Taught Me
    Thank you for a beautifully written letter. As a fellow hospice nurse, I appreciate that someone else feels the same way I do. Not only do I get to practise compassion and caring, but I too walk...
    Dec 20, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. MORPHINE and Dying Patients
    You are correct on withholding a prn dose, however I am referring to a routine dose, and as many of the other posters have stated, that routine dose that you choose to withhold could cause my patient...
    Dec 5, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. MORPHINE and Dying Patients
    BTW, if the order is for every 3 hours and YOU decide to withhold a routine dose you are making a medication error. A patient may be on routine morphine for many reasons, and to withold just because...
    Dec 4, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Help! Moving to Palm Beach County!
    Heather welcome to Palm Beah County..I work for Hospice of Palm Beach County and love my job. Good benefits, and the pay, for me ,. is better than I made in Missouri 4 years ago. However the cost...
    Nov 30, '07
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  13. Hello to all and I have a very serious question...
    Hi fellow hospice nurse: in answer to your question, I am a case manager RN,CHPN in Florida, I believe the other posters are correct..only RN's are allowed to do the initial assessment, implement or...
    Nov 16, '07
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  14. Incompetent nurses
    Pretty insulting to the nursing profession I think. Met a few paramedics like yourself too along the way who look down on the nurses. Wondering why in the workd you became one if we are so...
    Oct 21, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Being Belittled at Work
    Having worked in LTC for several years, and having worked in a state where med techs were the norm, I do know that it is not in their scope of practise to pass narcotics. As of at least 5 years ago,...
    Oct 21, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I have a huge problem with this... opinions please
    Well said my friend!!!!
    Oct 20, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Gay Boomers and nursing attitudes
    Unfortunately I Have already encountered ignorance in treatment of our gay population. It's 2007 for goodness sake, and I have had cases where nurses have walked off the job when they learn that...
    Oct 18, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Hi, New user, Hospice nurse looking for input from other hospice nurses
    :welcome:I work for one of the largest not-for-profit hospices in the country and love it. Pay rate is good, I'm a case mgr, salaried, 30.00/hr with plenty of overtime if I want it. Am seeing a...
    Oct 10, '07
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  19. understandable english
    I live and practice in S. Florida as well, also in geriatrics as well as Hospice..and I have to agree with the original poster..we are a melting pot down here BUT I find it unprofessional for people...
    Aug 26, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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