Five years in a row, when Nurses Week arrived, we sent out pizza. Lots of it! Nurses around the country received free pizza deliveries from NurseRecruiter.com. But this year, everything is different. The Coronavirus crisis has torn up our normal lives and left us scrambling to shape new ones. Many of you are bravely facing […]
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When we watch the news, when we see stories of people whose health and lives are in danger, when we read accounts of human suffering, does being a nurse make a difference? Do we bear a special responsibility? A responsibility to “nurse out loud,” to take a stand and speak out? More and more nurses […]
“There but for the grace for God go I,” Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley started off when invited to contribute to a special Congressional hearing last week about Identifying, Preventing, and Treating Childhood Trauma. She, too, had been a victim of trauma and abuse, she revealed. And it was a school nurse who had signalled what was […]
“I understand making sure that we have rest breaks and things like that. But … I would submit to you that those nurses probably do get breaks! They probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day!” State Senator Maureen Walsh That’s how it all started, with these remarks by a state legislator in […]
We know it. Your colleagues know it. The doctors know it. You studied for years to be a nurse. You have an intricate grasp of treatments and symptoms. You know how to juggle key responsibilities during long shifts without flagging. As Mike Ginsberg, M.D., put it in a beautiful post that went viral: But in […]
When the Spencer Dam in Nebraska collapsed in the wake of the “Bomb Cyclone,” an 11-foot wave gushed through the breach, threatening downstream Boyd county and its hospital, which were already struggling to cope with perilously rising waters. One of the nurses wrote us to recount how they braved the challenge.
When Terry Slinde walked into Iowa Methodist Medical Center one Tuesday morning last month to meet the person who had donated a kidney to him, he didn’t know what to expect. All he knew was how grateful he was to the person who’d helped him live. Imagine his surprise when he came face-to-face with his donor, Anna Boelman. […]
“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhuman,” Martin Luther King Jr. told the Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR) at its 1966 convention . Hundreds of doctors, nurses, and other health care workers had rallied behind the organisation and its predecessor, the MCCR, in the previous […]
It’s Christmas Eve, and families around the country are coming together to celebrate the holidays… except you’re a nurse, and you couldn’t get time off. Problem? Not necessarily! “Nursing is a 24/7/365 job,” writes budding nurse blogger Deb Aston. “Just like police officers, EMTs, and firemen/women,” nurses “know the expectations going into our roles. I […]