American Journal of Nursing, Nursing, Off the Charts

Are Nurses Losing Ground?

I wrote the following blog on February 10, 2013. I can’t believe I was the only one. In my last post I referenced The Truth About Nursing blog in which we are asked to write to two journalists who did not mention nurses in their article in Businessweek about Hillary Clinton’s hospitalization. The story read… Continue reading Are Nurses Losing Ground?

American Journal of Nursing, Death & Dying, hospice, nurses of a certain age, Nursing, Nursing Stories, Telling Stories

Leaving Our Legacy

I have been thinking for a long time about the fact that we older nurses are dying off. We will take with us our memories of nursing history. I have always loved to hear from other seasoned nurses about how they size up their nursing careers as they look back. What was important at the… Continue reading Leaving Our Legacy

American Journal of Nursing, Nostalgia, nurses of a certain age, Nursing, Nursing Stories, Telling Stories

Nurses of a Certain Age

Excepted from Off the Charts, May 31, 2017   AJN Facebook Readers on Influences, Public Attitudes to Nursing, Practices of Yesterday by Betsy Todd, MPH, RN, CIC  What do you remember from early in your career that would never be seen or done today? We “nurses of a certain age” remember!—and we’re amazed at how… Continue reading Nurses of a Certain Age

American Journal of Nursing, Health Care Services, Nursing, Nursing Stories

The Gray Area of Nursing: Being Uncertain of One’s “Moral Role.”

Here’s a great example how one nurse saved a patient’s life. Speaking Up to Save a Life by Diane Szulecki, Associate Editor American Journal of Nursing October 2016 - Volume 116 - Issue 10 - p 68–69     Abstract   A nurse's advocacy alters the path of a patient with locked-in syndrome. On a… Continue reading The Gray Area of Nursing: Being Uncertain of One’s “Moral Role.”

American Journal of Nursing, nurse practitioner, Nursing

Patients Change Us: A Formative Nursing Experience — Off the Charts

From boliston, via Flickr Many years ago, I was given the greatest gift by a patient who had no idea he would change my life and define my professional outlook as a nurse. While not every nurse will be fortunate enough to have such an explicit experience of the effect of the care they provide… via… Continue reading Patients Change Us: A Formative Nursing Experience — Off the Charts