Tag Archives: professionalism
When we celebrate Nurses Week, we take a moment to recognize our pride in this profession of ours, and if we’re lucky, perhaps we receive some acknowledgment from our employers, friends, or colleagues. Did you feel recognized this year, or … Continue reading
In light of the bombings at the Boston Marathon this week, it seems timely to talk about the ways in which we nurses can respond when disaster and crisis strike. Nurses have a broad range of skills that are inherently … Continue reading
Since nursing is often a task-oriented profession, we sometimes lose sight of the fact that there’s a person–the patient–right in front of us. In our rush to get things done, the patient can become an object rather than an individual, … Continue reading
While the presence of men in nursing has been relatively small over the decades, a recent study shows that the number of men is incrementally rising.
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?
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.
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.