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Have ‘The Conversation’

Have ‘The Conversation’

November is my favorite month. Not just because it's my birthday month, but the weather is cool and crisp, and the Thanksgiving holiday offers a chance to give thanks. And in these polarized times, we might all benefit from a little more gratitude in our lives. And...

Helping Someone Who is Grieving

Helping Someone Who is Grieving

I'll admit, it's been an emotional two months. In August, my dear friend and mentor, Karen Kirby, RN, MSN, died from cancer. Then, in September, our Guardian Nurses' colleague and friend, Mary Jane Darbee, RN, BSN also died from cancer. This month, another dear...

Let the Patient- and Family – Beware

Let the Patient- and Family – Beware

With so much—SO much—going on in our world of late, it feels like I could write on a plethora of subjects. But then, just this past Sunday, I read an article in the New York Times on the increasing frequency of medicating nursing home patients with anti-psychotic...

Violence Against Nurses

Violence Against Nurses

In a recent episode of the Lighting Your Way podcast, we addressed the prevalence of violence against nurses in the workplace. While aggressive behavior on airplanes and on highways has recently made the news, it has been happening in healthcare facilities all over...