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Can You Imagine?

All I need to know in nursing I learned in fundamentals of nursing

During a recent early morning rush hour subway ride, I spotted a child of about 6 reading a book. Amid the tussle and bustle...

Taking the lead from Florence Nightingale

The details of Florence Nightingale’s work are no secret to any nursing professional. It would be unnecessary to recount the well-known details of her...

(Mis)adventures in nursing documentation

Recently, I found myself in a lighthearted social gathering of like-minded strangers sipping colorful drinks (it was after 4 PM). As expected, the conversation...

We’re distracted. You can Google it.

Within the Tate Galleries in London hangs one of history’s most evocative paintings depicting patient care—the 1887 painting by Sir Luke Fildes, entitled The...

Should we pray about it?

Many years ago, I read about an intriguing randomized controlled trial out of Harvard Medical School, looking into the therapeutic effects of intercessory prayer...

Nurses, please don’t drop the ball

One of the most recognizable rituals in ringing in the new year, at least for New Yorkers, is the famous ball drop in Times...

Select all that apply: patient care beyond the test

Multiple choice tests are among nursing education’s most recognizable stressors (or stigmata), up there with nursing care plans, and incessant group projects. Some see...

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...

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