. . . we take our leave after cake and coffee with tight throats, warm hugs, and moist eyes, to say our long good-byes.
Counting the Dead
How many will show at the 60th nursing reunion of St. Peter’s School of Nursing at Cape May, NJ?
What does 2022 hold for Nursing?
The nursing profession has been riding a roller coaster these past two years as we lived with the pandemic. In the beginning: The World Health Organization designated 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife spotlighting the profession internationallyNurses were applauded by New Yorkers who stood on their balconies or hung out the windows of…… Continue reading What does 2022 hold for Nursing?
Back in the 70s we rented a townhouse in Arlington, Virginia that was haunted. Now what made me remember this? Maybe because I, like many others, have been fixated on food while sequestered in my home over this past year due to the pandemic. Food and kitchens and houses. Now there’s a connection. Right? Back…… Continue reading Haunted Townhouse
Dominated by political turmoil and the COVID-19 Pandemic, this past year has been a roller coaster ride with few brief moments of slow travel interspersed with deep dives of fright and foreboding. The highs that I have enjoyed come in part from the increased attention given to nurses. I have long complained that the nursing…… Continue reading Glass Half-Full
The Power of Nurses
The World Health Organization designation of 2020 Year of the Nurse and Nurse Midwife has taken a back seat to the sensational political news alerts that fill our lives as if nothing else is important. This post is just a reminder that nurses still are on the front lines of COVID-19 and make a difference in our…… Continue reading The Power of Nurses
Nursing Students Provide Insights into the Pandemic
The media mainly focuses on the nurses and doctors who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rarely do we hear what nursing students are experiencing. Below is a repost from the Setonian, the official undergraduate newspaper of Seton Hall University. ********************************** Seton Hall nursing students and faculty provide unique insights into pandemic Posted By Alexander…… Continue reading Nursing Students Provide Insights into the Pandemic
Overdue Reckoning on Racism in Nursing
Originally posted on NurseManifest:
We are excited to announce a series of web discussions “Overdue Reckoning on Racism in Nursing” starting on September 12th, and every week through October 10th! This initiative is in part an outgrowth of our 2018 Nursing Activism Think Tank and inspired by recent spotlights on the killing of Black Americans…
Olden Days of Nursing: Dialysis
I still remember the teenager but not his name or how long he had been getting peritoneal dialysis (PD). I recall him walking between his parents down the long hospital corridor. He was going home to die. A father with small children had preempted the teenager’s spot on the dialysis unit. Restricting patients was necessary…… Continue reading Olden Days of Nursing: Dialysis
Ramblings on Expanding Nursing Practice
I asked Martha Barry who worked with me at the Erie Family Health Centers in the early 80s, to remind me if the Certified Nurse Midwives delivered babies. Here’s what she said: The model for the Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) when I arrived was outpatient care only. The CNM did all of the…… Continue reading Ramblings on Expanding Nursing Practice