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Ghost Soldiers
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Ghost Soldiers

It may be a cliché or a too often used title. But I couldn't think of another name to describe them. If you believe in ghosts/spirits, you have to see beyond the...

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Think Before You Speak: The Last Words Your Patient May Hear

It was an ordinary Saturday and I was working as the day-shift charge nurse on the medical-surgical floor of a small community hospital. We were extremely busy due...

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After eleven years as a nurse I was reminded why I became one

June 7, 1989: Last night I went to work with a feeling of dismay. One more night of the same ungratified work. Nursing was becoming a profession I wasn't sure I...

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What She Couldn't Tell You

We've all met this type of mom before. It's 2330, her 8 year old daughter is struggling to breathe, and you know for a fact you saw them two weeks ago for the same...

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Can we all just get along: Communicating through 4 generations of Nurses

Each generation has it's own defining experience and viewpoint and sees the world through that lens. Think about your work group; do you have different generations...

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Let Negativity Roll off Your Back: Learn to Set Boundaries

Do you get caught up in other people's drama? Are you easily affected when someone makes a negative comment? When someone starts gossiping do you stay to hear the...

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Nurses Eating Their Young is NOT Okay

Nursing is a very challenging profession. Effective nurses who make a difference in the lives of their patients and patient families, who collaborate with other...

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The Fine Line

The fine line between being a professional with compassion and empathy with CLEAR boundaries versus being, well - me, runs a bit blurry. I remember this being...

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Is This Real, or Just a Fantasy

So I got to thinking. What if the tables turned a bit. It may be the lack of sufficient coffee that has lead me to think about what would happen to nursing if part...

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Sure to Get Flamed for This

I am sure I am about to get flamed for posting this, but I feel the need to anyways. I have been seeing these threads talking about bullying and teachers or...

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Why Do People Bully Me?

Unfortunately, bullying is an unpleasant fact of working life for far too many employees in our society. And surveys have discovered that the two workplaces that...

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Small Gifts

Over the years I have received a lot of gifts from patients and their families. Nurses are not really supposed to accept gifts, and I would never accept money of...

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High-Value and Low-Value Patients

A handful of readers might have had knee-jerk reactions after reading the title of this piece. Some of you were probably frowning as you muttered to yourselves,...

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"Bad Patients" - A Labor of Love

Who was your last "bad" patient? Mine was ThreeTimes an Hour. At least,that was the average timing of my patient ringing the call bell that night. Often times...

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Part 2: The Good the Bad and the Ugly Boundaries

The Ugly (Absent) Boundaries Let's first look at what happens without any boundaries. Not being able to set any boundaries or limits can result when someone does...

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God Hates Nurses Now

I was sitting in the waiting room of my oncologist's office, about an hour into the wait, when I got restless and got up to ask how much longer Dr....

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Being Beside One's Self

Face it, being new is not easy. New nurses, new to a unit, new to a specialty, they all are overwhelming at first. Nurses can and do find that the successful...

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What I Would Love To Send to My Hospital's Inpatient DON

This is what needs to be instituted to keep your nurses and patients happy: Mandated nurse to patient ratios The suggested ratios are: 1:5 Acute care, 1:4-5...

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