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    Ask Me If I'm Safe At Home

    Ask Me If I'm Safe At Home

    Ask your patient if she is safe at home -- even if her husband is handsome and charming, well-dressed and well spoken. Ask even if you know her husband, he's the life of the party or you've worked wi…

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    You Misspelled "Domestic Violence"

    You Misspelled "Domestic Violence"

    Domestic Abuse is not "fighting" or "arguing". Minimizing it or justifying it doesn't help anyone except the abuser. Let's call it what it is.

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    The Bravest Thing I've Ever Done

    The Bravest Thing I've Ever Done

    October is Breast Cancer month. It is also Domestic Violence Awareness month. I've been through both, and breast cancer is not the hardest thing I've ever done.

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    October:  Breast Cancer and Domestic Abuse

    October: Breast Cancer and Domestic Abuse

    October is breast cancer month. It is also domestic abuse awareness month. I've been through both, and breast cancer was not the worst thing to ever happen to

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    The Respect You Get

    The Respect You Get

    As a new grad or new colleague, the respect we get is in our own hands. We show others by our actions whether or not we are worthy of respect. Some of us earn respect while others lose it.

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    Domestic Violence:  Rebuilding

    Domestic Violence: Rebuilding

    October is Breast Cancer month; it is also domestic violence awareness month. As it turns out, breast cancer is not the worst thing to ever happen to me. Here's a part of my story about rebuilding aft…

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    Domestic Violence:  The Elephant In The Room

    Domestic Violence: The Elephant In The Room

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is a conversation that is difficult on either side and for every participant. But it's a conversation that could save a life. Maybe your patient's life…

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    What To Expect From Your Preceptor

    What To Expect From Your Preceptor

    Not all preceptors are made in heaven; most are downright human. You can still learn from them, though, even if they're not perfect. Here's how --

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    Relations
    God Hates Nurses Now

    God Hates Nurses Now

    You know that "biting my tongue" thread, and the things we'd love to say to patients but we can't, because we're the nurse? Well, when you're the patient, you can say whatever you danged well feel lik…

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    On Negative Feedback

    On Negative Feedback

    Negative feedback is something that we all encounter in our lives, both giving and receiving. Neither is easy and most kind people would rather give positive than negative feedback. There is value in …

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    I Remember What It Was Like To Be A Terrified Nursing Student

    I Remember What It Was Like To Be A Terrified Nursing Student

    I've learned a bit in nearly four decades at the bedside -- and I still remember what it was like to be brand new. Here's some wisdom -- and an invitation for my fellow senior nurses to add their own.

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    Don't You Just Love It?

    Don't You Just Love It?

    Don't you just love it when established posters get called out by new members who don't like the answers to the questions they've posted? Especially when the questions were rather inflammatory? This i…

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    It's Already Gone On Long Enough

    It's Already Gone On Long Enough

    I've been trying to write this article for a week, about end of life issues, dementia, institutionalization and what Katrina did to those who were already borderline. I keep injecting too much emotion…

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    New To The Forums

    New To The Forums

    If you think "allnurses" is harsh sometimes, you've totally missed out on the unmoderated newsgroups of the 1990s usenet. We're all new to the forums at some point, and some of us learn faster than ot…

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