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jeastridge BSN, RN

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jeastridge is a BSN, RN and specializes in Faith Community Nurse (FCN).

Joy has worked in a variety of fields in the nursing profession over her 35+ years of nursing, including GI/GU, Medical Surgical, Pediatrics, Home Health and Hospice. While being a FCN for 22 years, she also worked in hospice and obtained her CHPN. In addition to writing for the website, she pursues other avenues of writing and has published a children's book and two Bible studies. She is active in her community, in her church and with her ever-growing family. She enjoys long walks in the mountains of East Tennessee, cooking for crowds and reading for pleasure. 

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    Nurses: Respect or Money? What Matters Most?

    Both is probably the best option! Well said. Joy
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    Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) vs. Allow Natural Death (AND)

    Thank you for your thoughtful comment. I especially appreciate your insight regarding the need for education for the public. Joy
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    Nurses: Respect or Money? What Matters Most?

    "Staffing made me feel safe, not valued." Amen to that. Respect and money=good care. In the end that's what we all want, isn't it? Joy
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    Nurses: Respect or Money? What Matters Most?

    Thank you for sharing your experience. What you describe is a tragedy for all of us--even the administration who often end up being patients, as well. Your comments are a call for action from all of us. Thank you. Joy I appreciate your humor....
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    Nurses: Respect or Money? What Matters Most?

    Well said. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Joy
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    Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) vs. Allow Natural Death (AND)

    Excellent point. Thank you. Joy Thank you for your comment. Joy
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    Nurses: Respect or Money? What Matters Most?

    Thank you for your thought-provoking comment. You make strong points about how important the work environment and the peer respect is. Joy
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    Nurses: Respect or Money? What Matters Most?

    This is an important point. Thank you for bringing it up. Joy
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    Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) vs. Allow Natural Death (AND)

    Why, thank you! What a nice comment. Joy
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    Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) vs. Allow Natural Death (AND)

    Thank you for sharing your story. It contains more than a word of caution for us all. Many facilities are now able to keep copies of the Living Will on the EMR. I am hoping that eventually this will help us all in cases like the one you shared.
  11. A Typical DNR Scenario The 90-year-old man was whisked into the Emergency Department by the rescue squad. He was found on the floor of his kitchen by his daughter and son-in-law who rushed into the area almost at the same time as the gurney pushe...
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    Nurses: Respect or Money? What Matters Most?

    Thank you for your thoughtful response! Great insights and something I had not fully considered. Joy
  13. While everyone’s situation and needs are different, at some basic level, there is a distinction for most of us. What matters the most to you? Case 1 ED worked overtime again on a COVID-19 unit. He was exhausted and felt let-down by the manag...
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    Getting the Vaccine: Nurses Lead the Way

    Yep. Sorry about that. 😬 Joy
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    Getting the Vaccine: Nurses Lead the Way

    Nurses Setting an Example Nurses as a group lead the way in getting vaccines. Although some still hesitate—particularly outpatient nurses—as a group, professional nurses continue to set an example of willingness to combat the epidemic by getting ...
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    Racism in Nursing: Is It Real?

    Thanks for sharing your experience. Yes, there is hope! Joy