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The Nurse With No Empathy

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Shelly Lopez Gray

he lived in a very rural area, and did not have much family here. Honestly, she was very young, very poor and very uneducated. But here she was in front of me, flushed, sweating and swollen. I was still a new nurse, just off of orientation, but even I knew that something was very wrong

Not Just a STAT Section

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women
Shelly Lopez Gray

Even though I was not working triage that day, I knew to follow every other labor nurse as they ran towards the room. As I made my way in, I saw a mother lying there, soaking in a pool of dark red blood.

The Secret Work of Nurses

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Shelly Lopez Gray

I distinctly remember thinking that if a few more minutes had gone by, he wouldn't have been holding a camera.

It Happens In The United States

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Shelly Lopez Gray

No one thinks that this is something that could happen to them. No nurse thinks this is going to be her patient. But it can happen, it does happen, and it is happening every day in the United States.

Astoria Characters: The Death Racers

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 08.24.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Erin and Eldar have been competing in adventure races for nearly a decade, but this one, which is billed as 48 or so hell hours in the wilderness, will present them with their greatest challenge.

It's Nursing, Every Time

Erin Lucas | Posted 08.06.2014 | Good News
Erin Lucas

There are orders, there is screaming, there is pain, there is chaos. For every second of my 12-hour shift, there is something. But then, as if the universe knows you're on your last leg, there is the patient who looks you in the eye and simply says thank you and you know they mean it.

Finding Our Compass

Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN

I am in no way diminishing the need for ongoing advocacy and increased recognition and value for nursing. Nursing is, and will always be, a big part of who I am -- but we need to be confident in the important role we play in health care delivery.

To the Mother of My Patient

Kateri Allard | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Kateri Allard

Because of you, I am beginning again to believe in miracles. Because in the depth of despair over losing your beloved son you took me into your arms and guided me back onto a track where love is real, positive thinking is a choice that saves us, and miracles do happen.

The Art of Uncertainty in Medicine

Marlene Pearce | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Marlene Pearce

I've long felt that the art of general practice is being comfortable with uncertainty. In my first training term in general practice, I frequently ca...

Promising Nursing Careers Beyond the Bedside

Frankie Rendón | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Frankie Rendón

Federal and state governments are struggling to get health care right. Nurses can play a role by looking out for the people on the receiving end of new laws and policies.

"They've Got My Number"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 03.15.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Not many people know this, because I just made it up, but when Alexander Graham Bell made the first telephone call, to his assistant, Thomas Watson, and said, "Watson, come here, I want you," he heard a voice on the other end say, "This isn't Watson. You have the wrong number."

A Fierce Advocate

Kateri Allard | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Kateri Allard

The definition of an advocate is a supporter, one who will argue, even plead for a cause. How often are we willing to plead for others? I mean really plead, beg even, put ourselves in a potentially vulnerable position in the interest of someone who can't do it for themselves?

Dear Labor Nurse

Rachael Clarke | Posted 02.02.2014 | Parents
Rachael Clarke

You don't look at the clock. You don't sit down. You don't look tired, or impatient, or frustrated. You act as though there's nowhere else you'd rather be than here, like nothing is more important than this moment.

The Handover

Sue Averill | Posted 01.31.2014 | World
Sue Averill

After two months here, I can tell you -- Nuevo Laredo is not a destination hot spot. What was once a thriving border town has been engulfed in such extensive violence, it's become a ghost town. With violent ghosts.

"Hit Me With Your Best Shot"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 01.29.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima I am a geezer who believes that being healthy is nothing to sneeze at. I also believe that preventive medicine can be a real shot in ...

Nurses Take the Temperature of a Changing Climate

Health Care Without Harm | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Health Care Without Harm

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgThe Mayan Prophecy did not bring civilization to a screeching halt as many feared, but atmospheric carbon dioxide surpassed the dreaded 400 parts per million mark.

Don't Call Me Just A Nurse

Kateri Allard | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Kateri Allard

I am a nurse. I didn't become a nurse because I couldn't cut it in med school or failed organic chemistry, but rather because I chose this. This wasn't my plan B. It was my plan A.

What The Most Caring People In The World Know

Posted 08.19.2013 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul For The American Nurse Project, filmmaker Carolyn Jones set out to interview and photograph nurses around the country about their w...

I'm a Nurse. Had a Brain Tumor. Became Addicted. Now Looking for a Job.

Steve Rhode | Posted 10.05.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I was making about $100,000 year as a registered ER nurse. I had a tumor close to my brain removed. B...

"My Mother, the Plumber"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.11.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima As a man who has regularly plumbed the depths for column material but doesn't know how to plumb a sink to get rid of even worse mater...

I Am a Nurse

Roberta Gately | Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Roberta Gately

That degree of commitment to patients happens not just during overwhelming newsworthy tragedies, but in every hospital every minute of the day. For whose life hasn't been touched by a nurse?

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.

How A School Curriculum Can Lead To Health Jobs

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.01.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: DENISE TEJADA/Youth Radio A poster hangs on the wall in Karen Seals' classroom at Oakland High School in Oakland, Calif. She is co-dir...

Doctor's Office Etiquette: Turn Dr. No Into Dr. Yes the Next Time You Visit a Medical Professional

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 06.24.2012 | Home
Lisa Mirza Grotts

If you want good service before, during, and after your office visit, here are some tips for making them go as smoothly as possible.

Bleach-Injecting Nurse Gets Life In Prison For Murdering 5

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 04.03.2012 | Crime

LUFKIN, Texas -- A former Texas nurse convicted of killing five dialysis patients by injecting them with bleach should spend the rest of her life in p...