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Forget About Barriers – Your Mind is Playing Tricks on You
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Forget About Barriers – Your Mind is Playing Tricks on You

James Prochaska, author of Changing for Good: A Revolutionary Six-Stage Program for Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving Your Life Positively Forward outlines...

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Consider Being An Organ Donor
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Consider Being An Organ Donor

This is an email I recently sent to my family and friends in order to start the conversation regarding organ donation and end of life decisions. If you are looking...

My Encounter with Florence Nightingale at the Endoscopic Unit
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My Encounter with Florence Nightingale at the Endoscopic Unit

It has been almost 4 years now when I was diagnosed with stomach ulcer by a physician at my town in Ghana. The diagnosis was! purely based on the symptoms I...

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October is National AIDS Awareness Month
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October is National AIDS Awareness Month

AIDS Awareness Month is October. This diagnosis still carries a stigma - how did you get it, how sick are you, can I be near you or live in the same household...

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A Nurse's Sacrifice
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A Nurse's Sacrifice

Nurses are usually first to diminish their own contributions and quickly dismiss any outside accolades from those not in the business of healthcare. "Isn't it hard?...

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Domestic Violence:  What Leaving Feels Like
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Domestic Violence: What Leaving Feels Like

I've written about domestic violence several times - if my story can help someone else to see their own situation through clearer eyes and perhaps get out of the...

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Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired!- Medication Errors
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Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired!- Medication Errors

Number 5 in my series of Articles about the top ten things to get fired, discusses medication errors. Making mistakes in health care tends to be frowned upon...

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Spiritual Care and Nursing: How Does This Work?
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Spiritual Care and Nursing: How Does This Work?

"Please pray with me," my patient pleaded as I gathered up my bag and prepared to leave our admission visit. The social worker and the patient's caregiver had...

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Cool in a Crisis: Nurses Saving Lives Off the Clock
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Cool in a Crisis: Nurses Saving Lives Off the Clock

Nurses are rock stars at keeping people safe. But what happens when they go home to their normal lives? As these stories will show you, a nurse is more than just a...

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"They" Who Are "They"?
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"They" Who Are "They"?

When I came into nursing, which was a long time ago now, I was part of the old cliché, which was to help people, I know a shocking concept in the ever changing...

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Vicarious Trauma in Mental Health Nursing
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Vicarious Trauma in Mental Health Nursing

The trials and tribulations of a mental health nurse re: vicarious trauma. I am 36 years old and have been practising for over 2.5 years as a Registered Nurse in...

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Call the Midwife!
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Call the Midwife!

October 2-8 is National Certified Nurse Midwife Week. The story is funnier-much funnier-looking back at it 23 years after the fact: I was in labor. A nurse of...

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Domestic Violence:  Rebuilding
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Domestic Violence: Rebuilding

Years ago - decades, actually - I found myself at the side of a road, neck bruised from my then-husband's attempts to strangle me and with nothing but the clothes I...

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I Am A Nurse.
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I Am A Nurse.

I wake up every afternoon with an identity. It's one I've carefully crafted through the years. I worked tireless nights reading and researching. I've put myself...

What You Give vs. What You Need
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What You Give vs. What You Need

Seven years into this profession, I can tell you I am not the same nurse as when I started. Broader skill sets, more gray hair, a son and a husband, better...

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What Does Hyperactive ADHD Look Like?
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What Does Hyperactive ADHD Look Like?

FACTS: Hyperactive/impulsive behaviors Unable To Be Completely Still Children often fiddle with pencils/crayons in class, fidget, tap their fingers or their...

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New AHA Guidelines - They Want OUR Feedback! Come and Comment!
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New AHA Guidelines - They Want OUR Feedback! Come and Comment!

AN is pleased to present a press release from AHA which adds another dimension to out of hospital cardiac arrest care - telephonic assisted cardiopulmonary...

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Just Say No to Lateral Violence in the Workplace!
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Just Say No to Lateral Violence in the Workplace!

I hear too often in the nursing world that we "eat our young". This is not OK on quite a few levels, but the biggest concern is how often this happens and, despite...

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