In today’s post from Off the Charts (a blog of the American Journal of Nursing): Women’s History Month 2023: Telling Our (Nursing) Stories Shawn Kennedy, editor-in-chief (emerita) The National Women’s History Alliance organizes Women’s History Month each March. This year, the theme, “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories,” was picked to draw attention to “women…… Continue reading Women’s History Month
Tag: Nursing Stories
Dad and the Bride Doll
Originally posted on Nursing Stories & Other Tales:
My father, a complicated man, was the oldest son of 10 children. His parents came to America from Naples, Italy via Ellis Island at the turn of the century, and settled down in Jersey City, New Jersey. He left school in the sixth grade to pick up…
Where Am I Going With My Blog? Here Is the Answer
Throughout my long nursing career, I have felt nurses were mostly invisible. So, from the beginning of my first post eleven years ago, I have stressed that nurses: Were rarely recognized as making a difference in the health care delivery system Have had little input into the policies that affected their practice Were seldom sought…… Continue reading Where Am I Going With My Blog? Here Is the Answer
Rethinking the direction of my blog
Be back soon
Re-blogged from November 23, 2014 We met soon after my husband and I moved into a house in a forested community in Chapel Hill. Still working full time, I took my long walks over the weekend. As I trudged up a particularly steep hill, an older man wearing a floppy hat and listing slightly towards…… Continue reading HOLDING ON
Surviving a Knee Injury at 80
Sharing the experience of a knee injury.
60th Nursing School Reunion or How Did We Get This Old?
. . . we take our leave after cake and coffee with tight throats, warm hugs, and moist eyes, to say our long good-byes.
Have you ever called a friend because you had a feeling that something awful happened to them? I have and usually it’s a false alarm. I hadn’t heard from our old friends, Jim and Sue (not their real names), in a few months. I had an uncomfortable feeling that things were not right with them.…… Continue reading Bittersweet Reunion
When A Compliment Is Not A Compliment.
I’ve written many posts about ageism. What I’ve not addressed is how older persons could react to the “compliment” that we look or act so “young,” as if youth is the gold standard and “aging” is undesirable. (Notice I did not say SHOULD since I’m not giving advice but laying out my thoughts on ageism) …… Continue reading When A Compliment Is Not A Compliment.
Getting the Message the Second Time Around
Amazing insights to aging by Twyla Tharp.