Posted by isntshelovlei on September 10, 2010
Has the whole autism-vaccine controversy finally been put to rest? With the internet and so much bad information (and bad publicity by pearly-teethed former Playboy playmates) so readily accessible to people nowadays, will fears now begin to subside?
Colorado, will now not only be known for its rocky mountains, but for their rocky viewpoint as well (though I guess everyone’s entitled to their opinions…). Apparently, a group of anesthesiologists in Colorado have their panties all in a twist at the thought of nurses, not doctors, making “life-and-death medical decisions” for patients (the gall!!). I’m not even a nurse yet, and I was personally offended. Can’t we all just get along?… Le sigh.
And last, an Australian nursing school unveiled an awesome “Women Who Shaped Nursing” display for History Week. Truly a beautiful thing. I’m all about honoring those that paved the way. But what about our male nurses? What about the men who helped pave the way for the military to allow male nurses in the service? James Derham, who worked as a nurse to buy his freedom? Most people don’t even know that Walt Whitman was a nurse—only that he was a writer and poet. There are many men in the history of nursing—but few people know anything about them because we only talk about the women in nursing. Check out our discussion of these topics and more on the latest episode of Insights in Nursing with Kim from the Emergiblog, host and jack of all trades Jamie Davis, and a scratchy-throat-catching-a-cold yours truly.
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Posted by isntshelovlei on August 27, 2010
Can you believe that a patient who’d just had a C-section two days prior was actually asked to “tidy up” her hospital room before she was discharged? One of the midwifes (allegedly) described the task as “those bits that we don’t have time for.” Wow. Just wow. Maybe that equal access, government-funded health care isn’t all it’s cracked up to be… And what about nurses with doctorates??—Are they doctors? Are they nurses? What do we call them? Paging Dr. Nurse? Check out these topics and more on the latest episode of Insights in Nursing with Kim from the Emergiblog, Terri over at Nurse Ratched’s Place, host and jack of all trades Jamie Davis, and yours truly.
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Posted by isntshelovlei on July 30, 2010
Check me out on Insights in Nursing hosted by Jamie Davis as we discuss nursing school, the nursing shortage *enter scary music*, and the job outlook for soon-to-be grad nurses.
And back to the books it is for me…finals and a HESI next week and then I can officially call myself a SENIOR nursing student!! The countdown to the end of nursing school is on—503 days, 16 hours, 23 minutes, and 10, 9, 8, 7…
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