• Dentist assumes NINR interim director post0

    Search for permanent director continues Despite protests by thousands of nurses, and constructive interactions with NIH director Francis Collins, a dentist and a biologist have now assumed the interim leadership positions at NINR. The search for a permanent director is underway. Join our campaign for NIH to appoint a nurse as interim director as soon

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  • Anyone will do5

    U.S. nursing research institute appoints dentist as interim director The National Institute for Nursing Research, which disburses federal grants, recently announced that its interim director would be…a dentist. But non-nurses are non-qualified to evaluate grants for nursing research. And the appointment reinforces the inaccurate stereotype that nurses are unskilled handmaidens, rather than autonomous health professionals.

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  • The world and his wife0

    U.K. media on crediting “female nurse and embryologist” Jean Purdy for IVF Archival letters show in vitro fertilization pioneer Robert Edwards pushing without success for recognition of his “equal” partner Jean Purdy in plaques honoring their work leading to the first test-tube baby in 1978. The Guardian did a good job highlighting the role that Purdy’s

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  • Are nurses “technicians” or “professionals”?2

    A questionnaire sent home with many Spanish school kids this month undervalues nursing. The man in charge has refused to retract it and issue a new one. Or…   May 2019 – Late this month the government of the Spanish region of Andalusia sent a questionnaire home with 90,000 school kids categorizing various professions. Physicians

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  • Pottersville0

    Life could be more wonderful, says Guardian report on nursing strikes A recent Guardian piece describes an increase in labor actions by U.S. hospital nurses, apparently inspired by recent teacher strikes. Factors include understaffing and benefit cuts. A special focus is a strike in Indiana, PA, the inspiration for Bedford Falls in the film It’s a

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  • I love a woman in a uniform0

    BBC and other major media spotlight nurse denied Guinness marathon record A BBC item was among those reporting that Guinness World Records had denied nurse Jessica Anderson its record for a woman completing a marathon in a nurse’s uniform after she ran in scrubs rather than the traditional dress and cap. Anderson is right that

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