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jeastridge BSN, RN

Faith Community Nurse (FCN)

BSN, RN, Faith Community Nurse

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    Hospice
    3 Hospice Case Studies: LTC Facility, Hospital, and Home

    3 Hospice Case Studies: LTC Facility, Hospital, and Home

    Hospice care happens at home, in the hospital and in LTC facilities. In the 3 case studies described, the author discusses different focuses for patients and families who are referred to hospice.

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    Headlines
    Nurse in Germany Convicted of Killing Patients

    Nurse in Germany Convicted of Killing Patients

    A nurse in Germany was convicted of killing 85 people who had been in his care. This article summarizes the story and examines ways we can avoid staying silent when we need to speak out.

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    Nurses
    Upside of Changes: Nurses Make the Best of Change

    Upside of Changes: Nurses Make the Best of Change

    Change comes to us all. In the nursing profession, it can be particularly challenging to accept and adapt to change over time. In this article, the author discusses possible strategies.

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    Nurses
    Nurses Make a Difference: Memories of a Lifetime in Nursing

    Nurses Make a Difference: Memories of a Lifetime in Nursing

    “What do you want to be when you grow up?” The standard question from grown-ups to kids always elicited the same response from me, starting at age 4, “A nurse!”

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    Nurses
    Brand New Nurse: A Graduate Nurse Tells Her Story

    Brand New Nurse: A Graduate Nurse Tells Her Story

    Luisa Carvajal, is a GN. As she prepares to start her first job, she took a few minutes to discuss her personal story and her aspirations in nursing.

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    Nurses
    STOP Measles: Nurses on Alert

    STOP Measles: Nurses on Alert

    In this article, the author describes the contagion, signs and symptoms and steps to take.

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    Nurses
    Senator Maureen Walsh: When Do Nurses Have Time to Play Cards?

    Senator Maureen Walsh: When Do Nurses Have Time to Play Cards?

    Last week Washington State Senator Maureen Walsh made comments that have elicited a strong response from nurses across the country. This article discusses the comments and invites nurses to use it as …

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    Parish
    A Day in the Life of a Parish Nurse (aka Faith Community Nurse)

    A Day in the Life of a Parish Nurse (aka Faith Community Nurse)

    The author describes a typical day in her life as a Parish Nurse. If you ever wonder what a PN does, this article may help you learn more!

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    Specialties
    Nurse on a Mission Trip to Belize

    Nurse on a Mission Trip to Belize

    A medical mission trip is something a number of nurses wonder about doing. In this article the author shares her personal experience.

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    Nurses
    Nurses with Attitude

    Nurses with Attitude

    Having a good attitude is key. In this article, the author explores two different approaches to nursing and encourages us to continue to be our very best.

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    Nurses
    Gonna Quit: When Nursing Is Rough...

    Gonna Quit: When Nursing Is Rough...

    The author presents some of the current issues in today's nursing profession including nurse/patient ratio, living wages, bureaucracy, positive mentoring, and discusses possible ways to address them.

    30 replies
    Nurses
    Nursing as a Profession: Changes through the Years

    Nursing as a Profession: Changes through the Years

    In this article, the author interviews Rosalee Sites, a nurse who has been part of the changing landscape of nursing over the years.

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    Nurses
    Renewal and  Refreshment by Giving More

    Renewal and Refreshment by Giving More

    The author shares that the secret to renewal and refreshment during this Holiday Season may be giving more!

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    Nurses
    Jewish Nurses Take Care of Synagogue Shooter

    Jewish Nurses Take Care of Synagogue Shooter

    After the shooting at the Pittsburgh synagogue, nurses, some of the Jewish, took care of the perpetrator. This article discusses our Code of Ethics and our professional care of all people.

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