November 2007 Vol. 2 Num. 11

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Beyond a box of chocolates

Often, patients and families express their gratitude for a special nurse’s outstanding care with spoken thanks or heartfelt commendations written to a nursing supervisor. Some even offer a…
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How to leave a job gracefully

I was diligent. I completed my tasks on time. And I took on extra assignments and shifts. My boss was so impressed that he gave me a generous…
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Letters to the Editor – November 2007

A timely expression of support “Being with dying” in the September issue was timely for my staff and me. I am an RN Unit manager for a 46-bed…

Make your voice heard

It’s time to vote again, and this year, I’m voting for Connie. She’s running for the Virginia House of Delegates, hoping to unseat an incumbent. A community leader…

Poetic expression: Verse 2

In her second appearance on this page, nurse and poet Kristina Ibitayo presents three more poems.
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Take Note – November 2007

Medical illiteracy can kill A 6-year study of 3,260 patients ages 65 and older found that almost 40% of those considered medically illiterate died during the study. Only…

What’s the latest on lipoproteins

A new lab technique called segmented gradient gel electrophoresis identifies subclasses of cholesterol and more precisely predicts your patient’s cardiac risk.

Workplace programs promote healthy behaviors

Workplace health promotion programs are an efficient approach to improving the health of a relatively large group of individuals because worksite interventions are more convenient and accessible to…

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