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What A NICU Nurse Wants NICU Moms To Know

Jenni Steadman | Posted 04.22.2014 | Parents
Jenni Steadman

Everything that you would normally do to comfort and care for your baby has been taken away from you. I'm here to tell you, I understand your pain and I appreciate you.

Valentine's Day Gifts - Living Wills, Advance Directives, DNRs

Joseph Cooper | Posted 04.13.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Two of the most notable books published in the U.S. in 2013 "trouble" readers with medical, ethical, moral, emotional, psychological and legal struggles that arise when a loved one is succumbing to insidious pain and irreversible incapacity.

These Are the 10 Most Psychopathic Jobs in America

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.06.2014 | Weird News
Michael Shammas

As an aspiring lawyer, I suspected it all along, but now my suspicions have been (unfortunately) confirmed: We're all crazy. A ranking compiled by O...

Response to 'Re-Imagining the Doctor' by Ronald W. Dworkin

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Derek Yach

Co-authored by: • Dr. Katherine Tryon, Vitality Institute, MA (Oxon.) MBBS • Dennis Schmuland, M.D., F.A.A.F.P., Microsoft Corporation • Ilene J...

Let's Live The Monday Life: Nonprofit Changes Hospitalized Kids' Environments

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Rainesford Alexandra

It's not every day you hear of people loving Monday. To most people, Mondays are the back-to-the-grind day, a day of alarm clocks, deadlines and a slo...

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?

New Year, New Jobs

Marki Flannery | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

Thanks to several key trends in aging and health care, one of the fastest-growing jobs in 2014 is expected to be that of the home health aide. Each ye...

Lives in the Balance: The Hidden Erosion of Safe Hospital Care

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

Despite the hysteria on the right, some components of the ACA are clearly welcome, especially the Medicaid expansion in those states where the governors are not standing with pitchforks in the door to block health coverage for the working poor.

How Our Faith in Supermarkets, Nurses and Pharmacists Can Drive Health

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

The most significant health reform for people in the immediate term will happen at home, in our families and local communities.

How Do I Fail Thee? Let Me Count the Ways...

Kateri Allard | Posted 02.12.2014 | Health and Fitness
Kateri Allard

Failures of the medical field are incredibly complex, but like so many other things, fixing them is started with lessons learned in kindergarten. Stay safe. Wash your hands. Tell the truth. Say you're sorry. Use your words

The 'Golden Rule' of the Helping Professions

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Ross A. Rosenberg

As people who are entrusted with so much responsibility, professional helpers should conduct themselves according to a standard that prohibits them from providing services that they themselves need.

Nurses for Edna -- A Medical Mission to Hargesia, Somaliland

Nancy Leigh Harless | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Nancy Leigh Harless

In August 2013, Wanda Chestnut, Kim Law and Kerra Plesko, three members of the Nurses for Edna team, left for Hargesia, Somaliland. Due to a death in the family the last nurse, Sarah David, joined them two weeks later.

National Nurses Mobilize for Philippines Relief Effort

Deborah Burger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Deborah Burger

RNRN has learned from our experience responding to disaster over the last decade that RN's have an especially important role to play in relief efforts, after the TV cameras have gone and the initial responders are depleted or deployed elsewhere.

For Veterans, Patient Protection and 'Accordable' Care Acts

Joseph Cooper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

The novel's World War I heroics -- in front-line regimental aid posts, forward dressing stations, casualty-clearing-stations, resuscitation wards, thoracic wards and gas wards -- might just trigger the consciences of those whose policies and strategies have been responsible for turning so many soldiers and marines into patients.

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.

Do I Need a Yurt to Have a Natural Birth?

Toni Nagy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Toni Nagy

Even though I gave birth in a hospital, I was also committed to having a natural birth. I am very grateful for my experience, and for all those who supported my effort. Here are some tips to have the natural birth you want -- regardless of being in a geodesic dome made from yack saliva.

Honduras Healthcare System Collapsing

Marco Cáceres | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

Some 670 doctors remain on strike in Honduras because the Ministry of Health has not paid their salaries since January -- and in some cases as far back as 14 months.

Heroic Fight by Sutter Nurses Shows That Workers Can Fight and Win

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Rose Ann DeMoro

Thank goodness for the 3,000 RNs, and a few hundred techs, who work at Sutter hospitals and facilities in Northern California. They have just delivered an emphatic message to nurses and other workers everywhere. Stand up for yourselves, stand up for the public interest and the public will be with you and you can prevail.

Protecting Public Health From Climate Change

Health Care Without Harm | Posted 12.02.2013 | Impact
Health Care Without Harm

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgWill dengue fever mosquitos touch down someday soon in Chicago? Sound over the top? Maybe not.

A Palliative to Obamacare Discord

Joseph Cooper | Posted 11.24.2013 | College
Joseph Cooper

These stories (I'm sure there are others) make vivid the embarrassments and fears of patients; their efforts to deal with deterioration, endure pain, and cope with unhinging and detachment. The reader, the viewer, and the re-reader can take cues from caregivers who ease the way to acceptance.

No, We Are Not Just Nurses!

Ajarat Bada | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Ajarat Bada

Although, a recent career growth (spurted by my nursing career) has taken me to the world of public policy, nursing continues to seek me out to honor me. Once a nurse they say, you remain always a nurse.

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...

Let's Talk About Health Care and I Don't Mean the ACA

Deborah Burger | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Deborah Burger

There are dozens of arguments about what our tax dollars should be doing. But what if we spent a portion of our tax dollars on the one thing that would position every American, young and old, on the road to success?

Beyond Plugging the Dam: Building a Sustainable Solution to Health in Resource Limited Settings

Vanessa Kerry | Posted 10.06.2013 | Impact
Vanessa Kerry

Two weeks ago I stood in the Indian Treaty room of the Old Executive Office Building of the White House. In front of me stood 30 doctors and nurses reciting their oaths to become Global Health Service Partnership Volunteers and embarking on a life-changing experience in Africa.