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The stories that never get told: Presence

“He isn’t dead yet?” the neuro doctor mumbled as he opened the chart. His 82-year-old patient had been put on comfort care four days...

In a manner of speaking: Overheard bedside conversations

English is not my first language. And anyone who adopted a second language as an adult can probably relate when I say that certain...

The perils of perfectionism in nursing

Don’t let perfectionism derail your leadership career. Takeaways: Perfectionism is a weakness masquerading as a strength. A perfectionist approach can cause even the best and...

Shared decision making and patient-centered care

Engage patients in healthcare decisions to ensure patient autonomy. Takeaways: Patients should be actively involved in making decisions about their care. Shared decision making is...

American Nurse welcomes “America’s Favorite Nurse,” Nurse Alice

What does year of the nurses mean for nurses? The World Health Organization (WHO) designation of 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and...

In good company: Perspectives on sitting with patients

A quick Google search for “patient sitter jobs” yields 47 million results. A similar search for “registered nurse jobs” produces 454 million results. These...

Improving patient outcomes and organizational financial health

The safe patient handling and mobility connection. AS A NURSE, you play a pivotal leadership role in promoting a culture of safety for your patients...

Supporting patients with end-of-life conversations

To: Ethics inbox From: Widowed nurse Subject: Medical aid in dying I’m an operating room RN who has worked in a hospital environment for over 25...

Understanding a Father’s Perspective of Perinatal Death

A new study from northeastern Colombia focuses on a matter that is often overlooked: What do fathers go through after experiencing a perinatal death?...

Take the chance

Jeannine Rivet’s legacy developed one leap of faith at a time. JEANNINE RIVET, MPH, BSN, RN, FAAN, retired executive vice president of UnitedHealth Group, has...