Are You Glad You Became a Nurse?

Originally posted on Nursing Stories & Other Tales:
I found an interesting study regarding nurses’ satisfaction with their career choice. Note the respondents were middle-aged (45 – 64) and predominately female. Since my specialty is gerontology, I have included the comments made by three older nurses. Yes, Yes, I know they are all positive. I…

Happy Lasagna Day

Originally posted on Nursing Stories & Other Tales:
? ? ? ? ? ? My husband and I are spending Thanksgiving alone—by choice. We had been invited out but graciously declined. After having three sets of houseguests in six weeks, we are happy to be alone. By the way, the house has never been cleaner.…

Getting Older

Originally posted on Nursing Stories & Other Tales:
I promptly lost my first Medicare card. When I opened the envelope and saw the red, white and blue border, I was reminded of the elderly I cared for over twenty years ago when I was a gerontological nurse practitioner. I ran a not-for-profit clinic in a…

The Dreaded Question

Originally posted on Bloom:
by Marlene Adelstein  Now that my debut novel, Sophie Last Seen, has just been published and I’ve started doing readings and interviews to promote it, I’m hoping my least favorite question won’t pop up. But inevitably, it does. How long did it take you to write? It’s often the first question…

COLD CLINICAL FACTS

Originally posted on Nursing Stories & Other Tales:
Four women in my Wednesday evening non-fiction workshop graciously agreed to be my beta-readers and look over my manuscript during a two week break, following suggestions outlined by our leader, Carol Henderson. What Carol stressed, among other things, was not to get bogged down with spelling and…

Spotlight: Marianna Crane

Originally posted on Nursing Stories & Other Tales:
This appeared in the September 2017 Erie Family Health Center Donor Newsletter ? Anniversary Spotlight: Marianna Crane ? Over thirty years ago Dr. Sally Lundeen, a nurse and Erie Family Health Center’s first Executive Director, spearheaded a project that would provide care for the underserved elderly right…

Josephine Ensign (1960 – )

Originally posted on NurseManifest:
Inspiration for Activism!  Worked for three decades as a family nurse practitioner providing primary health care to homeless adolescents and adults in large urban areas on both coasts of the U.S. Focuses her work on increasing understanding of the lives of marginalized populations, and developing ways to increase their access to…