• 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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  • It’s no game0

    Chicago nurses’ op-ed in The Hill urges better understanding of nursing The op-ed argues that a legislator’s remark about nurses “playing cards” shows the need to improve understanding of nurses’ vital role in health care, citing the Truth leaders’ book Saving Lives April 28, 2019 – Today The Hill published “Nurses aren’t sitting around playing

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  • “Dedicated, educated and planning to leave”4

    Nurse explains reasons for strike in powerful Irish Times op-ed Senior nurse Ann Noonan tells why she and other members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organization have decided to strike: The government’s apparent refusal to pay nurses a competitive wage has led to severe understaffing, which in turn has caused widespread care delays, safety

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  • Call of Duty0

    Press highlights ethical concerns of Navy nurse who refused to force-feed A late 2014 Miami Herald piece described advocacy, including by the American Nurses Association, for a Navy nurse at Guantánamo who refused to force-feed prisoners. The ANA president’s May 2015 op-ed in the Washington Post addressed the ethical issues. May 22, 2015 – The

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  • Something to tell you0

    Florida ED nurse has a simple request:  “Wash your stinking hands”! The Washington Post reports that nurse Katherine Lockler posted an amusing video to Facebook explaining key ways people can avoid the flu. The video shows strong public health advocacy—it went “viral,” haha. But some took issue with Lockler’s exasperated tone, and she was evidently “reported”

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  • Flying scalpels and the future of health care0

    Baltimore Sun publishes Truth leader’s op-ed on nurse staffing ratios May 11, 2016 – Today the Baltimore Sun published a Nurses Day op-ed by Truth executive director Sandy Summers advocating for federal legislation mandating minimum nurse staffing ratios. The op-ed explained some of the roots of the understaffing that is endemic in U.S. hospitals, including

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