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Humanism in Nursing

While cleaning up my electronic files recently, I came across a 2005 article from the Academic Medicine journal titled “A medical…
Keep calm

Keep Calm and Caring

Slogans are terse and memorable phrases typically associated with political campaigns and advertising. They’re the progeny of aphorism and axioms.…

Meetings: Boon or boondoggle?

Benjamin Franklin once said: “nothing is certain except death and taxes.” If he were alive today, he would probably add:…
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On Masculinity and Nursing

Not long ago, I was a panelist for an event entitled Building Ourselves: New Paradigms of Masculinity. As can be…
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On Nursing Documentation

A healthcare document records the following: A 70 y/o male, BIBA with a CC of SOB 3 days PTA asso.…
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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…

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.”…

Think thank

Every fourth Thursday of November, millions of Americans gather for dinner to commemorate the celebratory meal that took place in…
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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…
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What’s your reason for nursing?

An often-repeated anecdote about how Florence Nightingale decided nursing was to be her life’s work is an incident that occurred…
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Why I go to the office

In these waning days of the pandemic, one of the hottest discussions is whether office workers should physically go back…

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