What is respect?  Merriam Webster defines it as “to feel admiration for (someone or something):to regard it as being worthy of admiration because of good qualities”.  Urban’s definition states, “But, you must give respect to receive respect.  No one owes you respect until you have earned it, so there is no such thing as I […]

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I was just reading something on Facebook and it started me thinking about this question.  What if a patient asks you if they are dying or what if a family member asks you this?  How do you answer? When I was a student nurse and then when I first started my career we were told […]

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Good question.  How does she feel at the end of her day?  You can guess, but do you really know?  In order to answer this question you need to put yourself in her place.  I do this all of the time and even then it is only a guess and sometimes the guess is wrong.  […]

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I just got something on facebook from my grandnephew.  He was thanking all of the people in the family that have played an important part in him growing up.  It was very touching to me. He graduated from high school in June and went into the army in July.  This is the first experience any […]

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I am not sure if guilt trips is even the right word.  I thought of using ultimatums or negative reinforcement and a few other words, but none seem to be just right.  The thing I am exploring is motivation and how different approaches work.  It seems like the appropiate time to talk about this as […]

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This morning on facebook, I got something that dealt with nurses making a difference.  I thanked the person that sent it because all too often nurses are not told this or made to feel like they don’t make a difference.  Most nurses know that they make a difference in lives, but it is nice to […]

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I have been told this all of my life.  No matter what I wanted to do someone told me that I could not do  it.  I would not suceed at it.  Any idea what that does to a person. And, it continues. This time it is in reference to my work with Wealthy Affiliates.  It […]

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I recently read another blog about nurses being assaulted or attacked in health care.  It spoke mainly about how administration continues to not support the victims.  If you work in health care, violence is expected and accepted by administration, at least.  I am sure that the person that has been attacked disagrees. According to this […]

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Is there a difference between  control and being in control?  Has anyone ever said that you are a control freak or you have to always be in control?  Have you ever said that about someone else?  Is this a positive statement about someone or a negative one?  I guess it depends, but most of the […]

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Anger needs to be dealt with in an appropiate way when we are experiencing it.  For whatever reason, sometimes it is not.  So where does it go?    First of all it is internalized.  It is at this point that a couple of different things may happen.  Neither one is a very good option.  When […]

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