• 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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  • These are the pros0

    AARP re-affirms support for NPs after strong NP advocacy In March 2019, the AARP Bulletin ran a piece with advice from a variety of “pros.” The piece relied on several physicians, but no nurses. It also disrespected nurse practitioners. NP Daniel Geller objected. AARP removed the original piece and posted a message of support for

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  • Truth director to appear at online African nursing conference!0

    On July 9, Truth About Nursing director Sandy Summers will speak at “The African Nurse: Breaking Boundaries 1.0,” a Nursing Innovation and Media Storytelling Event July 7, 2019 — On Tuesday, July 9 at 8:00 pm WAT (West Africa Time) / 3:00 pm EDT (U.S. Eastern Daylight Time), Truth About Nursing executive director Sandy Summers will be

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  • They get the job done0

    Powerful New Yorker piece highlights the work of a veteran hospice nurse The long 2016 report by Larissa MacFarquhar describes the work of hospice nurse Heather Meyerend, who provides skilled physical and psychosocial care to patients and family members in South Brooklyn. What may be most striking to readers is Meyerend’s expertise in the nature

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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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  • Isn’t it pretty to think so?0

    Nurses Day tributes are everywhere, but the angel imagery is not so helpful According to the Times of India, the nation’s president has saluted nurses’ “service,” “dedication,” and “nation-building.” Canada’s Globe and Mail has Christie Watson’s very dramatic tribute to nurses’ “art of caring.” And the U.K.’s Telegraph reports that rampant understaffing threatens patients and

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