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Viewpoint: Adding respect to freedom of speech

center {display:none;} The right to freedom of speech is a common topic in the news, but the reporting often doesn’t include a full discussion of...

Any nurse can do it: Sustaining change when volunteering overseas

Arriving back in Ethiopia for the third time after having left only four months earlier, I had many questions. Had the Ethiopian nurses managed...

Leading the journey: Engaging staff in process improvement through visual management

The pressure is always on in busy clinical settings to improve efficiency, capacity, and patient flow. Strategic process improvement that engages the entire staff...

Fostering soft skills is a must for nurse leaders

It’s uncommon for nurse leaders to have to coach employees on clinical skills, but quite common for nurse leaders to coach and even use...

Why quitting is hard

Kate Sheldon is the director of acute care services in a medical center that’s part of a larger system. She recently completed her doctorate...

From our readers: How a ‘45-year-old STEMI’ showed me the human side of nursing

I worked as an emergency medical technician-paramedic for almost 8 years in a rural area before I became a registered nurse. Just before I...

Florence Nightingale: Moments of interface between past and present

During a recent clinical orientation with a group of about 170 nursing students, I projected a slide bearing a well-known photo of Florence Nightingale,...
Key concepts in patient-centered care

From our readers: Harp song — A journey to remember and embrace the heart...

“The aim of all spiritual paths, no matter their origin or the rigors of their practice, is to help us live more fully in...

Scope and standards-of-practice documents: Guiding you to leadership success

Starting a new job in a new specialty can be a daunting experience. I recently transitioned to a new role as a nurse administrator....

From our readers: My first code—A retrospective report of a premature promotion and a...

The elevator’s walls were covered in bronze and silver raised metal squares that gave the appearance of a magic eye puzzle and smelled of...

From our readers: What it means to be a nurse

A nurse shares her meaning of nursing.

Introverts can be nurse leaders, too

Natalie Sanchez recently was promoted to a nurse manager position. So far, she thinks, things are going well. She is starting to feel comfortable...

From our readers: Resolving the forces of bias and duty in caring for incarcerated...

In the nurses’ station of the 39-bed med-surg unit I double-checked my patient’s 2:00 PM medications against the pharmacy sheet and then started down...

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