Modern Nurses or Gladiators?

When I began nursing, the focus on “service” for its own sake was a virtue in itself. If you embarked on a profession that had “service” as a core value, everyone assumed you had a good character. When I finished nursing school I expected to “take care of” the...

Nurses:Last Bastion of Patient Choice

Nurses are the last defense against the “business” of Healthcare. Why are the nursing organizations trying to grow our profession by requiring that we get more education and higher degrees, only to stop us when we practice? What stance should we be taking to stop the...

Whose Secrets Are We Keeping?

I’ve been thinking about nurses who are being stopped from posting and sharing on facebook or any of the other online forums because of the fear they’ll lose their jobs or betray patient confidentiality. Maybe we just need to find the real legal definition...