• How to fight Zika0

    Despite 300,000 Brazilian nurses, NPR thinks Zika care there is all about “doctors” April 7, 2016 – Today NPR’s Morning Edition aired a long report by Lourdes (“Lulu”) Garcia-Navarro (right), “How to Fight Zika When Your Country Is in Trouble: Improvise.” The piece is about efforts to manage the Zika virus in Brazil during a

  • Unsafe at current speed0

    Mona Shattell co-authors strong New York Times op-ed on trucker health March 9, 2016 – Today the New York Times published “Long-Haul Sweatshops,” an op-ed about the tough working conditions U.S. truckers face. In the piece, ethnographic researcher Anne Balay and nursing scholar Mona Shattell argue that current national policies focus on road safety, but

  • Student suspended for saving friend’s life0

    15-year-old Texas student helps school nurse save asthmatic classmate’s life, then is suspended for doing so February 29, 2016 — Last month, Houston NBC TV affiliate KCEN reported that a Killeen high school student had helped save a critically ill asthmatic student’s life by taking her to the school nurse, despite orders from his teacher that they

  • Both sides now0

    PBS highlights Civil War nursing on Mercy Street February 2016 — PBS’s Mercy Street is a U.S. Civil War drama about the staff at a Union military hospital in Virginia that treats the wounded from both sides. The show’s central character is abolitionist nurse Mary Phinney, who is inexperienced but smart, resourceful, and forceful in

  • Maximize nurse retention and reimbursement in consultation with The Truth About Nursing0

    Hospital leaders: Would you like to halt nurse turnover? Maximize reimbursements? We can help you! Leaders of The Truth About Nursing have been the forefront of the effort to transform nursing care since 2001 The Truth About Nursing has long worked to define nursing excellence for the public and to improve understanding of the profession. Now

  • Looking at Her0

    Houston physician’s emergency center thinks nurses are super cute January 23, 2016 – Recently the Memorial Heights Emergency Center has placed at least one billboard ad in the Houston area that asks whether patients would rather be “looking at” a clock, or instead “at her,” with the “her” in question being an attractive young female


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