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Changes in Healthcare and How it Affects Nurses
Nurses
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Changes in Healthcare and How it Affects Nurses

It is ironic that I wrote about my feelings concerning the changes in health care and the affect that it is having on nurses, and then logged in for my daily dose of Allnurses and there are two...

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Real Nursing
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Real Nursing

Nursing interventions are created moments. To me, "real nursing" is a moment created to identify and intervene, to connect with a patient and influence that patient to modify a behavior or an...

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Witness to Goodbye
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Witness to Goodbye

Busy days are so common on a medical surgical floor that you barely notice when you miss a break. There was too many of those days. I had my assigned patients that I shared with my co-assigned RN. We...

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Clinical Day 1: Discoveries
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Clinical Day 1: Discoveries

Bewildered, I put the first binder back on the shelf (it was big and heavy) and turned to face the other rack. Not really sure what I was looking at but attempting to look professional, I grabbed...

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They're All Liars. Are They Really?
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They're All Liars. Are They Really?

I was sitting at the Nurse’s station trying to avoid expending any energy when the Triage nurse came in and interrupted my reverie. “You know, I think this woman is lying to me.” She was actually...

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The Extent That You Will Go For Your Patient
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The Extent That You Will Go For Your Patient

Ok, so picture this. Brand new nurse, in the 1970's, in her little white uniform with her long hair severely pulled back into a bun in order to bobby pin her white cap with one black stripe in place....

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Caregivers Taking Care Of Ourselves
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Caregivers Taking Care Of Ourselves

Oh my gosh, the pandemic is here! Mass destruction is upon us and the end of the world will happen. Great googly moogly, perhaps we should all make a bunker and store oodles-of-noodles and twinkies,...

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You Got to Know When to Hold 'Em
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You Got to Know When to Hold 'Em

One of the few physical advantages of the over-50 body is its ability to say No to excesses---of food and drink, of stress, of too many long, hard shifts in a row. It's only when respecting those...

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It's The Grim Reaper, Charlie Brown
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It's The Grim Reaper, Charlie Brown

Ever hear that expression, "lowering the boom"? It's pretty descriptive of the way I felt tonight when my dear, sweet DON told me, ever so gently, that I might want to be prepared for lean times...

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For Patrick...
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For Patrick...

He was indeed one of the sweetest patients I've ever cared for ever since he was transferred from Pay ward. Not once, did he complain all the agony and discomfort from needles ( as what I remember,...

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Do We Really Understand Each Other?
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Do We Really Understand Each Other?

We all have those times when we feel like we are being singled out. But have you experienced a time when you had to eat your words or rather your mean thoughts about another person. Read about a...

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The Archaeology of Personality
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The Archaeology of Personality

Renee lies in bed all day; refusing to come out to play at being 'good' the way They say she should. Marg'ret likes to scream and shout - she really throws her weight about ...

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The Day My Bucket List Changed
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The Day My Bucket List Changed

The day was February 21, 2003, a blustery, cold and overcast day. I was working a flight shift on this particular day with my brother who was a paramedic for the air medical program. We flew many...

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Treating Angels Instead
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Treating Angels Instead

My story started at the parking lot of one fast food chain.... One hot day, my friend and I went to the town to look for an opportunity that may give us chance to work as Nurse outside the...

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Do I Love Nursing?  What Day is it?
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Do I Love Nursing? What Day is it?

There have been many threads recently on AN along the lines of nursing: love it or hate it. I think about this often, and have realized that my responses to these threads are colored by the events of...

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I Don't Know Nothin' 'Bout Birthin' No Babies
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I Don't Know Nothin' 'Bout Birthin' No Babies

My very pregnant sister in law called me one day and said "I'm being induced on October 15. I'd like it if you'd be there since you keep talking about going to Nursing School." I hesitated. I took a...

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Waiting Has A Magnificent Purpose.
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Waiting Has A Magnificent Purpose.

I have not been into that real-nursing-world. I have not volunteered for weeks or days or even a couple of hours at a clinic. And for all of the other queries you have in mind, I may also have to say...

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An Honor
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An Honor

I entered through the front door of the nursing home just after 8am. I then signed in at the front desk while shaking off the biting cold of that February morning in 1997. I was here to admit a new...

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2 AM Admission
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2 AM Admission

At first glance, he's an 83-year-old with new onset a-fib. Fine. I can do a-fib in my sleep. No problem. Then I hear from one of the ER techs that its crazy down there and some guy is threatening...

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Driven
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Driven

I believe all nurses are made through knowledge and experience, but people are born with the personality to care, love, and nurture. Those are many of the qualities a nurse carries and it takes...

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