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National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week: Home Health Aides Who Became Remarkable Nurses

Marki Flannery | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

Today's newly certified registered nurses emerge ready to take on a career in one of the most rewarding industries, inspired by their own personal sto...

Why Be a Nurse?

Paula Marantz Cohen | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Marantz Cohen

While many professions involve working with the abstract, the derivative, and the representational, nurses deal with the concrete and the real.

Recognizing Hospice Nurses This National Nurses Week

Jeanne Dennis | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Dennis

"The care the hospice nurses provided, not only to my husband but also to me, was tremendous. I will always be grateful to them. They were a pillar of...

National Nurses Week Spotlight: Finding Caregiver Balance at Work and at Home

Judy Santamaria | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Judy Santamaria

At the not-for-profit Visiting Nurse Service of New York, home care nurses help educate family caregivers about the importance of self-care and finding personal balance in order to coordinate the best care for the patients they serve.

From a Young Doctor: A Tribute to Nurses

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

As we celebrate this year's Nurses Week, I am reminded of the Hippocrates saying that the goal of medicine is "to cure sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always." This, too, I learn through daily example from the amazing nurses I work with.

Happy Nurses Week

Lisa Lori | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Lori

Truly, nurses are everyday heroes that provide the round-the-clock care and comfort that so many patients need. Whether it is for the elderly, the new born or the newly injured, nurses -- male and female -- deserve our highest respect for their enormous contribution to society.

National Nurses Week: Transforming Everyday Life -- Every Day

Marki Flannery | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

National Nurses Week is welcome reminder to acknowledge the highly-skilled, attentive and compassionate nurses and other health professionals who keep our homebound elders living and aging at their best.

Making Time When Time Is Short, and Other Insights From a New End-of-Life-Care Nurse

Jeanne Dennis | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Dennis

This is National Nurses Week, and a perfect moment to highlight the special training, ability and insights that distinguish hospice nurses in truly remarkable ways.

A Nurse's Muse: How One Patient Made a Difference

Mona Shattell | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mona Shattell

Now, nearly 30 years later, thoughts of Edith and her psychosis, her time with me (and my time with her) on an inpatient psychiatric unit, my attempts to understand her and care for her, have affected my work today. I struggle with this question: How can we do better?

Why Every Week Should Be Nurse Appreciation Week

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 10.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Throughout history, the culture of medicine has revered the role of a physician as the core to patient care and medical recovery. Yet in my personal work experience, absolutely no care would be delivered without the critical role of a nurse.

Recognizing and Thanking Our Committed Nurses

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson

The National Nurse Act of 2011 has bipartisan support in Congress and is worthy of becoming law. As a Nation, we should recognize and thank our committed nurses by supporting this legislation.

National Nurses Week 2010: Building Community Through Home Care (VIDEO)

Paula Wilson, RN | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paula Wilson, RN

At the end of the day, the basic care of patients--attending to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs, does not change. Home care will become more and more important as a way to keep Americans healthy.