One of the children married into a family that did plan ahead, or at least planned ahead better than our family has. The grandmother and grandfather are well into their nineties and the parents are seventish. The grandparents definitely live a good life. They go out for lunch every day and are very social. They […]

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Again violence in hospitals and other work related places in the healthcare profession is rearing its ugly head. I have read several articles about this subject again. Details were not given, but that really does not matter as violence should not be happening, especially in places where care is being given to them or their […]

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Nurses Day is celebrated on May 6th of every year and usually is celebrated for the whole week following and ending on May 12th which is Florence Nightingale’s birthday. In 1974, President Nixon made a proclamation to create National Nurses Week. The American Nurses Association named May 6th National Nurses Day and President Reagan officially […]

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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. This last one […]

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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 role, but responsible for who we become. Deep!! Yes, but it seems relevant to this site. When we are little children […]

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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 withing the […]

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