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To the Mother of My Patient

Kateri Allard | Posted 04.16.2014 | 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.

6 Common Reactions to Breastfeeding

Supriya Kelkar | Posted 04.10.2014 | Parents
Supriya Kelkar

My son comfort-nursed for hours at a time in the early days and then reverted to nursing through the night, much more frequently than every two hours, in the later months. But through the almost year-and-a-half adventure, I started to notice there were six types of reactions to a mother breastfeeding her child.

Sorry, My Boobs Don't Want To Hang Out With You

Lyz Lenz | Posted 03.31.2014 | Parents
Lyz Lenz

This is why I can't come out to your concert, or have dinner with you, or indulge in that delicious second glass of wine. I love you. I miss you, my friends, I really do. But the ultimate truth is that my boobs don't feel the same way.

Nursing Your Baby: Sometimes It Takes a Village

Dr. Juli Fraga | Posted 03.03.2014 | Parents
Dr. Juli Fraga

When my newborn daughter came home from the hospital, her weight dropped because she was not receiving enough milk from me. I felt utterly helpless because my body was not able to do the one thing I most needed it to do: supply nourishment for my newborn daughter.

What I Wish I'd Known About Breastfeeding

Kara Pogue | Posted 02.24.2014 | Parents
Kara Pogue

I do wish I had realized that just because something is biological or natural, doesn't mean it comes without struggle. It's such a simple thought, but I think it was lost on me in those early days when I was short on sleep and high on anxiety.

What A NICU Nurse Wants NICU Moms To Know

Jenni Stearman | Posted 02.21.2014 | Parents
Jenni Stearman

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.

What A NICU Nurse Wants NICU Moms To Know

Jenni Steadman | Posted 02.21.2014 | 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.

I Didn't Breastfeed My Daughter

Rachael Clarke | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents
Rachael Clarke

By now I've learned that other people's comments are inevitable, and that they really don't matter. But here is what does: My daughter is healthy. My daughter is thriving. My daughter is dearly loved.

Home Health Care: Post-Stroke Care, From Head to Toe

Marki Flannery | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

At the end of nurse Lorraine Williams' recent home care visit to Professor Samuel Kaplan, he walked her to the apartment's front door. "I was so surpr...

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.

The Architecture of Resilience

Dorrie K. Fontaine | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Dorrie K. Fontaine

Could taking a cue or two from our nursing curriculum reinforce your New Year's resolutions to better care for yourself, particularly in easing the stress of busy, everyday challenges? It just might.

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?

The View From the Window

Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN | Posted 03.08.2014 | Impact
Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN

Haiti is a tough place to live and be healthy. According to the CIA Factbook, it ranks 34th in maternal mortality and 41st for infant mortality globally. The mothers that make it to a hospital like Belladère and receive care are the lucky ones.

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

Lisa Belkin

If Only All Moms Could Breastfeed Like Gisele

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

Simply by wearing a white terry cloth robe and sitting still in a make-up chair, Gisele Bündchen has once again entered the breastfeeding wars. T...

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.

Why Lesbian Identity Matters

Mona Shattell | Posted 02.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Mona Shattell

There is a misunderstanding that one way to show one's acceptance of LGBTQ folks is to claim that sexual identity really does not matter.

A Gettysburg Address Call to Arms -- Health Care Arms

Joseph Cooper | Posted 02.02.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Seven Score and Ten Years Ago, Louisa May Alcott brought forth a collection of letters conceived in her relatively brief service as a volunteer nurse, and dedicated to the proposition that not all military hospitals were created equal.

From the US to Philippines, Nurses Mobilize in Typhoon Haiyan's Wake

Michelle Chen | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Michelle Chen

When Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines a week ago, the destruction was swift, total and unsparing--showing the disproportionate impact o...

Why I'm Not Ready To Stop Breastfeeding

Ilana Wiles | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Ilana Wiles

That moment in the morning, when Mike and Mazzy are both still sleeping and Harlow and I are tethered together in a way that only a mother and child can be... That moment is mine. Ours. For now.

Popular Breast Milk Exchange Linked To Bacteria Contamination Will Change Policies

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 10.22.2013 | Parents

CHICAGO -- CHICAGO (AP) — An online breast milk exchange linked to bacteria contamination in a new study says it is changing its policies. Research...

Why Are Lesbian Nurses Still Invisible?

Mona Shattell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Mona Shattell

I know something about being a nurse and a lesbian. I don't want it to be "on the DL" that some of our most significant and historical nurse leaders were in fact lesbians: Lillian Wald, Jane Addams, and maybe even Florence Nightingale, to name just a few.

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.

Aging Nations Look To Vietnam To Fill Nursing Gap

Voice Of America | Marianne Brown | Posted 09.11.2013 | Fifty

HANOI, VIETNAM — Two countries with the world’s oldest populations, Japan and Germany, are training geriatric nurses in Vietnam to help fill criti...