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The Stories That Never Get Told – Compassion

Compassion and caring at the heart of nursing. It was too late. I could never speak to him again. By the time I was notified that...

The Culture of Safety: Huddle and Muddle

The notion of culture of safety implies not merely the absence harm, injury or preventable death, but also the unmeasurable feeling that one is...

Septic relationships

In the emergency department, we’re well trained to recognize the signs and symptoms of serious infections—infections that start from an infinitesimally small and undetectable...

The Bedpan and its Significance

During the holiday doldrums I came across a 2015 Smithsonian magazine article entitled “The strange saga of George Washington’s bedpan.” The article was a...

Providing ethics consultation in the middle of a pandemic

As a new graduate RN, I was confronted with the case of allowing a natural death for a 6-month old baby girl who survived...

Nursing Story Slams: Creating a Space for Nurses To Tell Their Stories

Storytelling is essential to increasing health literacy, empathy, curiosity, and engagement — and who has better stories than nurses? That is why three years ago, we...

Nursing care plan for outpatients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 disease

COVID-19 is associated with a plethora of complications for those who suffer from both mild and severe forms of the disease. Although research is...

Attention millennials: Advice for fast-tracking your leadership career

The retirement of the Baby Boomer generation is creating a leadership void and a huge opportunity for millennial healthcare professionals to move up in...

Stroke and the Rise of Telehealth – What Nurses Need To Know

Telehealth in stroke care “One minute the patient is completely fine and then blood flow to the brain is disrupted,” says Dr. Mona Bahouth. “Stroke is...

Beasts, gods and FaceTime: The anguish of visitor limitations during the COVID-19 pandemic

For the foreseeable future, efforts to minimize human contact will remain in place as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is...

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