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The Growing Narratives of Men in Nursing

Male nurses, at any given point in their interaction with patients, family, colleagues, and strangers, have most likely answered many mundane and sometimes sublime...

When the Teacher Becomes the Lesson

Whether they are aware of it or not, I think health professions educators like myself teach with the notion that some of our students...

Video: A closer look at patient refusal

In the August issue of American Nurse Journal, Fidel Lim, DNP, CCRN, the author of our Can You Imagine? Nurse Influencer blog collaborated with...

By your patients you’ll be taught

When I was 20, I got my first job as a public health nurse for the Philippine National Cross. For a monthly salary of $41...

American Nurse Heroes: A Love Letter to Nursing

Late last month, the documentary film American Nurse Heroes, produced by HealthCom Media and Al Roker Entertainment, in collaboration with the American Nurses Association...

My experience on American Nurse Heroes

In a clinical encounter, nurses get to interview a patient, asking them the most private of questions, and with the help of a stethoscope...

Just Saying: Florence Nightingale’s Aphorisms

It is Nurses Week, and I can’t help but write about Florence Nightingale. A few years ago, I projected a slide bearing the well-known...

Above and beyond bed bath

The first time I heard “It’s not in my job description” invoked was during an interaction with a colleague in my very early days...

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...

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...

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