This post highlights what The Truth about Nursing does to increase the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the contribution nurses make to our country’s health care system. When Sandy and Harry Summers noticed that nurses were not represented on the Biden-Harris Covid Advisory Panel, they did the following: Requested that nurses take part in a letter writing campaign…… Continue reading Impressive List of Nurse Experts
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Media In-Depth Look at Nurses
Sandy and Harry Summers review in their June 2020 The Truth About Nursing Blog a story that appeared in the Washington Post. I am always happy to see another example of the media covering nurses and nursing issues. And this time the authors talk about “what nurses actually do!” However, it’s sad that it has taken a pandemic…… Continue reading Media In-Depth Look at Nurses
Nurses are nuts or do they just need “secretaries?”
Anthony Langley contacted me to ask if he could send me a copy of his book to review and possibly discuss on my Blog. I am always happy to support a fellow nurse who takes the plunge and writes a book about nursing, so I said sure. …… Continue reading Nurses are nuts or do they just need “secretaries?”
The National Institutes of Health Disappoints
When I worked at the National Institutes of Health, a colleague and I wrote an article: The Role of Nurse Practitioners Expands at NIH for the NIH Record newsletter in May of 2000 about the increase of Nurse Practitioners at the Institute. My short time there was exciting, especially as I witnessed NP positions increase…… Continue reading The National Institutes of Health Disappoints
Patron of Nursing
Barbara Jonas, 84, collector of art and patron of nursing, died on October 23, in Manhattan. I had never heard of her. But the heading of her obituary in the New York Times on November 9th grabbed my attention. She was a patron of nursing along with her husband, Donald Jonas. In 2016, the couple sold off…… Continue reading Patron of Nursing
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?
THE HEALTH WAGON
In the last post I wrote about Sandeep Jauhar’s essay in the New York Times, Nurses Are Not Doctors. Dr. Jauhar doesn’t condone independent nurse practitioner practice and he suggests that in order to expand the number of primary care physicians their salaries should be increased. Somehow that last statement has hounded me. Not so…… Continue reading THE HEALTH WAGON