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I’m putting off making a pumpkin pie for our Christmas dinner to share my delight upon reading Theresa Brown’s Op Ed piece, Looking for a Place to Die, in the New York Times this past Thursday.  It’s a sad story but it shows how one nurse can make a difference.

If you doubt the significance of seeing a nurse’s by-line in such a prestigious newspaper, read about how nurses are nearly invisible when doctors write about health care. And check out my friend, Lois Roelofs’ blog, What do nurses really do?, that clued me into The Truth About Nursing, an organization founded by a nurse, Sandy Summers.

Here’s hoping that 2012 will be the year nurses are no longer invisible in the mass media.

Now back to that Pumpkin pie.

Happy Holidays.