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jeastridge BSN, RN

Faith Community Nurse (FCN)

BSN, RN, Faith Community Nurse

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    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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    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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    Politics in the Nursing Work Place: When Conflicts Arise

    Politics in the Nursing Work Place: When Conflicts Arise

    Politics is all around us and often follows us into the work place. How do we continue to pursue excellence as nurses when conflicts arise?

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    World Hospice & Palliative Care Day- Oct 13  Taking Stock of Where We Are

    World Hospice & Palliative Care Day- Oct 13 Taking Stock of Where We Are

    October 13 is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day. In this article, the author discusses emerging changes and ways we can enter the process as professional nurses.

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    Renewed Passion and Dedication to Nursing Profession

    Renewed Passion and Dedication to Nursing Profession

    The author discusses how we can renew our passion for nursing. She uses the example of the nurses/nuns who help to found Mayo Clinic.

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    The Nurse Optimist

    The Nurse Optimist

    Being positive, genuine caring and practicing empathy don't cost us extra as professional nurses but they can make all the difference in the care we offer our patients. This article discusses strategi…

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    Nurse Mentors: A Mantra for Life

    Nurse Mentors: A Mantra for Life

    Finding a good mentor and being a good mentor are keys to long term success as a nurse. In this article the author discusses 4 important aspects of mentoring. Maybe you can add some of your own!

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    A Cry for Help: How to Be the Best Advocates Possible for our Patients

    A Cry for Help: How to Be the Best Advocates Possible for our Patients

    Being advocates for our patients is something we do well as nurses. In this article, the author discusses a particular case and asks for your input on suggestions for being a better advocate

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    Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda

    Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda

    In this article the author discusses how we can stay healthy in our spirits as we examine our priorities, work through feelings of guilt or struggle with leaving things undone.

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    Learning to Talk

    Learning to Talk

    Nurses need to learn how to talk with their patients. While some of us may be naturally skilled, most of us need to work on becoming better communicators. In this article, the author offers helpful po…

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    Parish Nurse in Transition

    Parish Nurse in Transition

    In this article, the author discusses the progression in the role of the Parish Nurse/Faith Community Nurse and how that role is increasingly relevant in today's health care system.

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    Utilization Review Nurse: Making It Clear

    Utilization Review Nurse: Making It Clear

    In this article, the author describes what a UR nurse is and does.

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    Data Collection Nurse: What's Up With That?

    Data Collection Nurse: What's Up With That?

    In this article the author details a conversation with a Data Collection Nurse and shares what that job looks like.

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    When the Patient Refuses Hospice

    When the Patient Refuses Hospice

    Sometimes patients refuse end of life care even when the prognosis is grim. How can we best support patients and their families when they say "No!" to hospice?

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