Catherine Johnston BSN, RN

Geriatrics, Veterans, Women and Aging

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Catherine Johnston has 39 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Geriatrics, Veterans, Women and Aging.

Catherine is a Registered Nurse with many years experience in Veteran's Health, Community Health, and Public Health. She has also been a Clinical Instructor, teaching Personal Support Workers. She has a strong interest in Women's Health and Aging. 

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  1. Catherine Johnston

    YOU: A Nurse Writer

    In Ontario, Canada where I live, RN is a “Protected Title.” That is what our Nursing Regulatory Body calls it and there are rules around using it. How it applies to writing as an RN seems to be a gray area. I would suggest you talk to Nurse Writers ...
  2. I am surprised at the one year morbidity rate. It is higher than a hip fracture which is 25%.
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    Osteoporosis: Five Fast Facts | Knowledge is Power

    Hi NutmeggRN. I’m glad you are going to get some treatment.
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    Osteoporosis: Five Fast Facts | Knowledge is Power

    I don’t seem to be able to reply to individual comments, so I am going to make a general comment. I have been living with osteoporosis since I was 40. At least that was when it was diagnosed, and only because I asked for a BMD test. As women we real...
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    Osteoporosis: Five Fast Facts | Knowledge is Power

    Thanks so much amolucia!
  6. Do you think Osteoporosis won’t happen to you? Think again. Osteoporosis is a common disease which causes bones to become weak and brittle and can lead to bone fractures. It is often considered a disease of older women, but this is not entirely true....
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    YOU: A Nurse Writer

    This article is like a breath of inspiration whispering in my ear. Thanks for that.
  8. Catherine Johnston

    No Jeep, No Love: I'm Out Of Here!

    I’ve worked in other fields, and can testify that Nursing way more demanding. The Pandemic has amplified this. I wish you well in your new endeavours.