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    Global Health anyone?

    Lifelong learning is important to keep you motivated and stimulated. Congratulations on your achievements thus far! I think you are doing plenty to impact a community. Whether it is one person at a time or a group of people, what you are doing is making a difference in somebody's life. My belief tells me that when God makes His final judgment on you, it won't be on the quantity, it will be on quality. However, if you are feeling a pull towards a population of people, I say work it out with your family and see what happens. Best wishes.
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    ANCC and the APHN-BC

    I too was informed that the reason for the discontinuance of the APHN-BC credential was due to low numbers of applications. I wonder, however, if that will change in the future as population health is growing in popularity. At some point, the public health specialty may change over to population health.
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    NP program with low gpa

    I understand the need to admit fully qualified people to a program. You want nurses that will do well in studies and pass any applicable certification tests the first time around. But, if your BSN is over ten years old, I don't think a program should hold a low GPA against you especially if you have remained in nursing and have grown in your practice. This is evidenced by supportive managers, supervisors, and directors as well as the ability to obtain certifications.
  4. Great information. Great responses. Even though I struggle with weight and empathize with those that do, I feel that I am a role model responsible for helping to set healthy standards. I do agree with the previous poster that quoted Hippocrates that food is medicine. While I don't feel that one should distrust health care professionals who are overweight or obese (we do not know that provider's personal struggles), I do feel that when providing information on nutrition or weight, we should indicate that it is unsafe to be overweight or obese.
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    Capitalism vs. Greed: What Has Been the Nursing Impact

    Oh and if anyone responds to my topic, please consider the ACHA that was announced today, which is supposed to be the answer to the ACA. The media accounts I reviewed, did not indicate where nurses and APRNs stood on the subject. We need to make our voices heard.
  6. Capitalism seemingly started off as a good ideal but has gone awry in the U.S. according to my readings. Capitalism has impacted healthcare for a long time. Now greed, or extreme capitalism, seems to be the prevailing force. Health and medical care is now an industry and not a ministry. Should we nurses accept the direction of the industry which is in crisis mode and may crash our economy or should we become proactive workers toward seeing healthcare turn back into a ministry of sorts. What is nursing's responsibility in truly improving access and the provision of healthcare and preventing healthcare from completely crashing from the weight of greed? How has nursing been part of the problem? What are steps that we can take to turn the ship around and be the solution? Keep in mind that research indicates the U.S. forks out the most amount of money for health and medical care but yet our country's health status does not reflect this.
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    So what's going to happen to health care now?

    OK, I have been on my computer for several hours now, sitting. That is a health risk in and of itself. Should I be punished by paying to be in a high risk insurance pool because my chronic disease(s) and risk factors are exacerbated from long sit times at work and at home? At work, I am expected to be efficient and productive (I work in a non-traditional health setting). I only get short periods of time for breaks and lunch. I also have genes that add insult to my injury. When there are only so many hours in the day to get tasks (such as reading) done along with the risk factors and chronic diseases, what is a person supposed to do? I do not consider myself as liberal in certain aspects of life, but I do believe that a person needs ready access to quality health services and meaningful education. For those of us who are gifted with the responsibility to serve as proficient health care providers for example, how do we to successfully carry out our purpose in life if we don't have the access to health care and education? I've been witnessing healthcare coming apart at the seams. It's not clear to me that any political party can save it.
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    How can I enter the world of Holistic Medicine ?

    It is true that nursing care should be directed holistically, but in this case there are actual graduate nursing programs that specialize in holistic nursing and that is what I was inquiring about. In fact, I have visited several practicing nurse practictioners over the years and they did not address my concerns in a holistic fashion. They more or less addressed me as a physician would, focusing on the specific reason for the visit with questioning not going beyond that. Specified holistic nurse practitioner programs are designed where one can study complementary or alternative methods of treatment and care while incorporating the traditional. This is the type of program I am looking into as far as expanding my knowledge and skills. I am most interested in getting a response regarding whether becoming a holistic nurse practitioner is worth the time, effort, and money.
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    How can I enter the world of Holistic Medicine ?

    Hi All, I have been an RN for a long time. I am ready to move from disease(d) or sickness care to prevention and wellness. I find that holistic nursing is an area of interest for me. Can anyone tell me the benefits of becoming a holistic nurse practitioner as opposed to pursuing holistic nursing at the undergraduate level? I presume that becoming a nurse practitioner will entail a whole different way of thinking, more investment in malpractice insurance, more time studying the trade journals, more time networking, and just basically more everything. Am I off base?
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    Nursing: A Broader Perspective

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    Nurse refused to give CPR

    Excellent points! The employee apparently was not clear on how to handle the call and policy and procedures. The 911 dispatcher was in dissarray and did not handle the call well. Many of us, me included, may not have been clear with our understanding of what happened or should have happened. My oh my, what a mess! Well it was interesting to see the debate go this far.
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    Nurse refused to give CPR

    There is information that we don't know about such as the actual policy and procedures of this facility. It is probably being disclosed as I write. When the person talking with the 911 dispatcher indicated that she was a nurse, that is where the problem begun in the media's eyes and in some of ours. The corporate office has indicated that this employee misinterpreted policy and they are investigating the matter while she is on administrative leave. Whether this person was the residential director, facility manager, or what have you was not what the focus was - she indicated that she was a nurse. Inherent in that is the public's perception of what that nurse should have been capable of doing in an emergency. Please do not call yourself a nurse unless you are functioning in that capacity.
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    Nurse refused to give CPR

    My thoughts are that unless you're working in a capacity as a nurse, don't call yourself a nurse. That is what the uproar was about in large part. If you are the residential facility manager, then say that. Like others, I get irritated when someone says they are a nurse and are not functioning in that capacity. My condolences to the family.
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    Nurse refused to give CPR

    Yes leslie and that is precisely why 911 was called. This has been a very unfortunate incident for all involved. May the deceased rest in peace.
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    Nurse refused to give CPR

    Would the Good Samaritan Law for California have protected the staff in this case if they had decided to perform life saving measures?
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    Nurse refused to give CPR

    I suspect the operator was thrown off guard when the woman on the other end of the line indicated that she was a nurse and could not provide additional assistance to the now deceased woman. This is in response to I_Love's comments.