Where Does the Time Go? November 21st 2018

It has been said that if you find a job that you love, you'll never 'work' another day in your life. Thankfully, I found Guardian Nurses.  OK, well I founded Guardian Nurses, but why split hairs? I remember well the 'early days'...

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If I Win the Lottery October 21st 2018

The Mega Millions lottery jackpot, as of this writing, is valued at $1.6 BILLION dollars.  That is A-L-O-T of money any way you slice it even after Uncle Sam takes his share. At a recent lunch, two friends and I were...

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The Pose September 08th 2018

Have you ever noticed the 'pose' that alot of doctors, hospital administrators, and ok, alot of business people strike in photos?  You know---the one where the person is standing up, facing the camera with both arms crossed in front of...

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TV Should Be Relaxing, Right? June 03rd 2018

If you want to appreciate how far medicine and nursing have come in the last century, watch a few episodes of Cinemax's "The Knick" starring Clive Owen.  Just when I had gotten through watching PBS's "Call the Midwife" along came...

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Marsha, Marsha, Marsha! May 06th 2018

May 6th is the 'official' start of Nurses' Week in the U.S.  And each year, the celebration ends on May 12th which is Florence Nightingale's birthday.  And so it is with each year, I celebrate and honor my fellow nurses...

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Meeting Patients Where They Are January 16th 2018

One of the more difficult challenges a nurse (or healthcare professional) faces is to meet a patient where they are.  Not geographically, of course, but emotionally.  I learned this lesson far too young when my mom was diagnosed with pancreatic...

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“Now you’ll be interviewing with one of our patients.” April 19th 2016

What a fabulous idea! Who better than to 'test' a candidate for a job at a cancer center than a patient?  After all, patients know best!!

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Everyone Has a Story March 20th 2016

I saw "Lady in the Van" today. It's the movie with Maggie Smith playing a homeless woman who lives in a van and is helped by a man who lets her and her van park in his London driveway.  For...

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We’re Number One! No, We Are…. March 16th 2016

Have you noticed where certain high-profile, nationally acclaimed healthcare facilities are partnering with local medical centers? In the last few years, I've read where the Cleveland Clinic (#1 for cardiac care) and a healthcare facility in Atlanta joined forces.  In 2013, Houston-based MD Anderson...

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Not All of Us Have an Aunt Betty February 17th 2016

I don't mean to be brash or insensitive, but we are all going to die.  That's how life works.  So why not prepare for the inevitable?  I'm not talking about assisted suicide, euthanasia or anything like that.  I'm simply referring...

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