I HAD A DREAM

Originally posted on Nursing Stories:
? In preparation for moving I discover the darndest things as I unpack dusty boxes stored in the attic untouched for years. This time it’s a mercury sphygmomanometer, packed in its original carton along with a “limited warranty” card that should have been filled out within ten days of purchase.…

WHEN A NURSE IS AS GOOD AS A DOCTOR

I couldn’t pass up sharing this article in Consumer Reports about nurse practitioners and physician assistants especially since I just registered with my new provider, a nurse practitioner a week ago. She and a physician assistant cover for each other. Best of both worlds. Check the comments, which are so positive. When a nurse isContinue reading “WHEN A NURSE IS AS GOOD AS A DOCTOR”

NOT SURPRISING NURSES ARE THE MOST TRUSTED PROFESSIONALS

NURSES ARE THE MOST TRUSTED PROFESSIONALS This is from the Medscape Medical News Nurses Remain Nation’s Most Trusted Professionals Jenni Laidman  Dec 06, 2012 Authors & Disclosures Medical professionals are among the most trusted people in the United States, a new Gallup survey shows, with 85% of survey respondents ranking nurses highest for honesty and ethics, followed byContinue reading “NOT SURPRISING NURSES ARE THE MOST TRUSTED PROFESSIONALS”

DEMISE OF THE PHYSICAL

Back in the early ‘80s when I ran a not-for-profit clinic on the west side of Chicago for older people before annual physicals were considered “nonspecific” or “inefficient” or “potentially harmful” [“Let’s (Not) Get Physicals” (Elisabeth Rosenthal, The New York Times, June 3, 2012)] I did a complete head to toe exam on each patient who registered, including vaginalContinue reading “DEMISE OF THE PHYSICAL”