• Fancy dresses and dead patients0

    U.K. hospital refuses £2,500 donation raised with naughty nurse stereotype But the BBC report about the “fancy dress” fundraising by Ludlow Hospital’s League of Friends mostly highlights the views of people who think the League’s tactics are just fine. And the League vows to do more of the same. September 19, 2017 – On August

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  • Kisses for cops0

    The Town Talk on a special thank you from nurses Some Louisiana nurses thanked local police for their service with “kisses for cops” – apparently just baskets of Hershey’s Kisses. But ideally nurses would avoid linking their profession with romantic imagery. November 25, 2015 – Today The Town Talk, a Gannett publication in Louisiana, ran

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  • #EndNurseAbuse0

    Salt Lake Tribune items about abused Utah nurse show power of advocacy After nurse Alex Wubbels was forcibly detained for refusing to let a police officer draw blood from an unconscious patient, Salt Lake Tribune pieces about the incident included some strong messages about patient advocacy—and advocacy for nurses themselves October 31, 2017 – The

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  • Excessive and unrealistic0

    Take Action! Vox investigation exposes emergency dept. billing abuses, but also its own ignorance of nursing A Vox piece commendably highlights excessive emergency department charges. But the piece reflects the view that only physician “treatment” and expensive equipment have any value. Apparently, triage does not. And nurses don’t even seem to exist. May 1, 2018 – Today

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  • Mashability0

    New York Times and Mashable items show range of nursing expertise Wendy Lu’s July 2017 Well blog post on the New York Times site told how her home care nurse saved her life by inserting a new tracheostomy tube after hers became blocked. And Giancarlo Mezzofiore’s October 2017 Mashable piece explains that the U.K. cancer

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  • $3 for seven days of night shift0

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    • February 2, 2018

    Reports from Zimbabwe show lack of resources for nursing May 2015 – This month news items from Zimbabwe showed that the salaries of nurses in some settings remain absymally low. On May 6, a short Associated Press piece reported that night shift nurses at the nation’s public hospitals had gone on strike in protest of

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