Nursing Articles For Nurses and Students - page 150

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"Bundling" and the renal community in the US

Prior to 2011 dialysis companies could bill separately for lab work, medications, supplies etc. Now it is combined into one payment called 'bundling'. The payment for dialysis is now one amount, that...

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Nurses
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Second Chances

I failed 2nd semester nursing school.I wallowed in misery for a bit, then I picked myself back up again. I did my remediation and was given a second chance. Woo-hoo, I moved onto 3rd semester:) and I...

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How To Spot a Workplace Bully, Part One

Having the correct diagnosis for a workplace problem helps with finding the right solution. Labeling every conflict as bullying can lead to disciplinary overkill or its flip-side, a devaluation of...

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Nurses
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Move Over, Norma Rae

I never thought it would come to this. When my left knee began to ache ferociously a few months ago, I thought it was just a remnant of an old injury that I'd sustained back in my early 40s. I'm...

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Nurses
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A Day In the Life of a New Grad

6:30 a.m. I wake up, roll over, and look at alarm clock. There is absolutely no reason to be up this early, but sleeping habits have always been rough for me. I had the dream again where I'm at...

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Life as a Nurse

I never thought that I would become a nurse. I never intended to. But, God has a funny sense of humor, and I wasn't laughing all the time. There are days that you have to literally grind...

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Nurses
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"Simple Art of Caring"

-Florence Nightingale, poem "Nursing is an art." One hot summer of 2006, I find myself sitting on a cozy arm chair. Somehow, I felt so lonely and empty within. It seemed like I was just observing...

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Nurses
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Socialised Medicine the myths and the facts

Having worked in a country which has socialized medicine I can certainly see the pit falls and the benefits. What I don't understand is the fear behind having socialized medicine In my opinion...

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Nurses
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VivaLasViejas

An Attitude of Gratitude

It seems hard to believe that another Thanksgiving is here, because like most folks my age, I feel as though they're coming faster and faster as the years go by. But all I have to do is look in the...

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Untitled and Unfinished Journey

January 8 of this year, I vividly recalled how my companion and I arrived at an old medium sized four-storey building which we first thought to be only as our apartment. As we got off the van, the...

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Nurses
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How To Spot a Workplace Bully, Part Three

Having the correct diagnosis for a workplace problem helps with finding the right solution. Labeling every conflict as bullying can lead to disciplinary overkill or its flip-side, a devaluation of...

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Nurses
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"Nancy" and Babs

On my way to work I usually got the "performance jitters" - you see, I was not the Nurse my patients saw each day, that was a role that I played; I played it well. Each shift "Nancy Nurse",my...

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Nurses
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Out, Out, Damned Spot!

Although I came into this profession relatively late in life, I have been around healthcare long enough now to yearn for the "good old days", when nursing homes looked like hospitals and hospitals...

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Nurses
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Mission Trip to Nicaragua

Surgical mission trips are oftentimes life changing. Witnessing and being a part of the lives of people in a third world country can change our perspective, leaving us thankful, respectful and...

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Nurses
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A Changed Heart

Late nights usually accompany me with the television on low as I randomly read through a magazine or book, once I am in my soft pajamas. I fall asleep quicker when I take a few hours to unwind. Then...

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Nurses
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Micro-Management=Poor Morale and feelings of negativity

The bottom line in health care these days is $$$$$$$$$ upper management staff are hired to weed out and improve that bottom line, by any means necessary! They are not interested in 'moral' they are...

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Nurses
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VivaLasViejas

The Aging Nurse in the Workplace

GOTCHA!!!!! I haven't written a 'scholarly' anything since college, and I'm not about to start again at this late date. Come on.....you didn't really think I was serious, did you? :rotfl: What...

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Primary Nursing Care

I fully expect that RN burn out will gain momentum in the next few years due to the increased pressure felt by our nurses. Rn's continue to leave the profession, recruitment is tight and hospitals...

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Nurses
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Am I Nursey Enough For You?

In the US, the definition of a nurse is a simple one. A registered nurse is a person who has passed the appropriate NCLEX exam and who holds a valid license in his or her state. The same is true for...

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Nurses
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Nursing LLC - Love, Life and Caring

On the eve of a Junior Olympics Gymnastics meet, an 11-year-old girl helplessly watched her seriously ill father transported and admitted to a nearby hospital. For 6 months, pancreatic cancer...

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