The Break Room: A South Carolina Pageant Contestant Puts Equality Center Stage
Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN 5/23/2013 1
The Miss America pageant is a long-standing competition that began in 1921, awarding young women education scholarships to help pay for college. Today, the competition is still ...
The Right to Die
Maggie Hughes, LMSW, Medical Oncology Social Worker 5/23/2013 2
Vermont's House of Representatives approved a bill on Monday, May 13, 2013 that would allow doctors to prescribe a lethal dose of medication to help terminally ill patients die.
The Future of Targeted Therapy: Bioprinting
Katherine Mitchell, APRN, AOCNP 5/23/2013 2
A few weeks ago, I was watching my weekend TV indulgence, CBS Sunday Morning. I was left with my jaw on the floor as I learned about one of the newest advancements in biomedical ...
Are You Becoming Less Productive With More Meetings?
Nicole Haines, RN 5/22/2013 7
Recently, as I tried to get some loose ends tied up on a Thursday morning, I looked at my calendar and realized that my whole day was going to be occupied by meetings. In fact, much ...
Spring Is in the Air & Patients Are Falling In Love
Rachel Odo, Clinical Social Worker 5/21/2013 8
Now that spring has finally sprung here in New York City, my thoughts are turning, as they do for so many in this wonderful season of renewal, to love. Yes, love, and, because I ...
Celebrities Attempting to Decrease Their Cancer Risk
Monica Key, APRN, CCRN, AOCNP 5/21/2013 3
Last week, Angelina Jolie announced that she had a double mastectomy because of her increased risk for developing breast and/or ovarian cancer due to testing positive for the BRCA1 ...
Nurses, Artists & the Myth of the Blank Canvas
Julianna Paradisi, RN, OCN 5/20/2013 5
May is all warm and fuzzy with Nurse's Week and the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. May renews the love for what my mentor once dubbed "the noblest ...
Deborah A. Boyle
An Important Theme for Nurse's Week: Exceptional Nursing Performance
Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN 5/20/2013 8
I heard a great talk during Nurse's Week. Its theme was exceptional nursing performance and it focused on communication skills and self-care. A major pearl jumped out at me that I ...