• 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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  • 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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  • Do nurses know things? Let’s find out!0

    Nurses are missing from many New York Times health pieces, consistent with a recent study Health reports published just a few days apart in the Times illustrate the findings of the new Woodhull Study Revisited: The mainstream news media still mostly ignores nursing and nurses as expert sources—even on health topics about which nurses know

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  • Top nurses0

    Some U.S. city magazines start to notice nurses In recent years some monthly city magazines, long known for their annual “top docs” features, have included features on “top nurses.” Some simply add advanced practice nurses to the physician listings, while others have recognized nurses more generally. August 2015 – Recently some U.S. city magazines have

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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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