Tag Archives: Nursing
When we see images of nurses in the popular media, what do we see? When nurses are represented to the public, what message is being sent about nurses and the nursing profession?
So, nurses, when is the last time you had a vacation? Even though you’re busy saving lives and doing good work in the world, even you deserve a break!
There are many things that nurses would like, including higher wages, greater recognition of their clinical skills, and a sense that nurses truly matter in the larger scheme of things. But what underlies most anything that nurses want is the … Continue reading
I’ve heard many conflicting opinions about scrubs and how they can be used to identify nurses, strengthen nurses’ image, demean nurses, and even infantilize nurses. Let’s look at some of the arguments and explore this issue further.
On Valentine’s Day, we think about those we love, expressing our care and affection through cards, gifts, flowers and other special treats. Nurses, what treats and affection will you give yourselves today?
Have you ever contacted your Member of Congress, spoken to your local School Board, or written a letter to the editor? Like any other segment of the population, some nurses are very politically active and others are not at all. … Continue reading
In last week’s blog post, I wrote about listening, and the various levels of listening in which we can engage. Let’s talk some more about this important subject, one of the nurse’s greatest tools.
When you sit and speak with a patient or client, how do you listen? If you’re connecting with a colleague about a troublesome situation at work, what do you hear? Listening is more than just words leaving someone’s mouth and … Continue reading
Advancing technology has become part and parcel of nursing and healthcare in the last several decades, and with the pace of change and innovation increasing exponentially, there’s obviously no turning back.