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Heal Well

Food for thought: Heal well

As nurses, we often say to our patients, “Good luck at home” or “Take care and good luck.” Luck—it’s a…

Navigating loss induced by COVID-19

The COVID-19 global pandemic has disrupted virtually every facet of society, infecting millions of people and instilling lingering fear about…

Proud to be chosen

What do you want to be when you grow up? How many times have you heard this question? How many…
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Sense of Duty

Immanuel Kant believed that no action was moral unless performed out of a sense of duty or obligation. Even the…
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Septic relationships

In the emergency department, we’re well trained to recognize the signs and symptoms of serious infections—infections that start from an…
nurse in distress

She Went to Work

“As a Psych Mental Health RN and leader, the loss of life to workplace violence has taken my breath away…

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.”…
end-of-life

The Conversation Project

Have you ever needed to have a difficult conversation with someone about something very important but avoided it because of…

The soul of a nurse

In the beginning What is that first spark of desire in the mind of an ordinary person to become a…
survivors

To COVID-19 War Nurses

From this Iraq war nurse to all of you COVID-19 war nurses: I see you. I see your utter exhaustion…
nurse reflections

What Did I Get Myself Into?

Nurse reflections on a hectic start to a career. Hello friends, New grad RN here to chime in and say,…

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