Who runs the hospital? What do nurses contribute in a hosptial or other healthcare facility? Just prior to writing this article, I wrote another one which was initiated by another article I had read. After this I read another one that said a lot of what I had read previously then wrote about. This last […]

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Why do nurses become nurses? Most of the time you will hear that it is because they care about people and want to help them. Many, many years ago a young woman just starting out might have added “to marry a doctor”. Today, I am hearing that it is to make money and move up […]

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Hospitals used to be run by nurses and doctors. Policies were made and carried out by them. Eventually this changed to some extent and nurses pretty much did all of this. They collaborated with the doctors, but finally the doctors became guests of the hospital and were given privileges to practice there. The doctors still […]

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I just read an article about the increase in suicide rates increasing due to the stresses that nurses face everyday in their career. I am not sure about this, but the issue that I see is how nurses become burnt out. I want to stress that I am not debating the above statement about suicide […]

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This past week I heard something that made me think. I don’t even remember where I heard it except that it was on TV. What was said was that we are all born into a role, but responsible for who we become. Deep!! Yes, but it seems relevant to this site. When we are little […]

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This morning I was watching a show and it was said that she had to mourn the loss of her house and lifestyle before she could move to the next place. I began thinking what I have always believed, which is that all losses have to mourned before we can move on. This includes the […]

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Nurses want to climb the corporate ladder, but do they become entrepreneurs? Probably not for the most part. They would like to climb the ladder within the system in which they are involved. For example, she would like to become supervisor and maybe even above this, but usually she is quite comfortable remaining within the […]

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There was a time when Nursing was a stable occupation and if you were a nurse you were pretty much assured of a job. When other jobs were scarce and work was hard to find a nurse could find work somewhere. Even though there is a shortage in nursing today it is still not guaranteed […]

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Most everyone is aware that there is a serious shortage in Nursing and other health care disciplines. Why and can it be changed? I am sure that there are many reasons for it, and I certainly hope it can be turned around. One thing that might make a difference is how staff is treated. Leadership […]

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My focus is in support for nurses, but when you think of it, it pertains to leadership in general. Some may think that support means that you are a softie. This is very far from being true. If you are kind and supportive does that mean that you have no control over others? I certainly […]

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