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When the Nurses are the Patients by Glenna Murdock Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing When nurses become patients, do they tend to evaluate the care they receive as they are receiving it? Maybe say to themselves, “I could’ve done that better,” or, “I would’ ... Read on »
Everyone Deserves Health Care by Glenna Murdock Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing How did health care—the whole gargantuan system—get so big, so complicated and so expensive? It’s almost incomprehensible that this country, the most prosperous on Earth, ... Read on »
Nurses' Strike Ends, Can Resentment be Set Aside? by Glenna Murdock Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing On December 22, just in time for Christmas, striking nurses from eight hospitals in eastern Kentucky and West Virginia voted to accept a contract offer from their employer ... Read on »
Patients Want to Know, Did You Wash Your Hands? by Glenna Murdock Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Can I, as a nurse, accept a patient’s questioning of procedure? Can I accept suggestions from patients? How about constructive criticism? A few months ago, I learned ... Read on »
Nurses in the Media by Glenna Murdock Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I am regularly sent, via e-mail, postings from The Center for Nursing Advocacy (TCNA). TCNA acts as a media watchdog, on the lookout for inaccurate portrayals of nurses in ... Read on »
Nurses Strike in Appalachia by Glenna Murdock Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing My familiarity with labor unions is minimal. I have never been a member of a union. For several years, when I was in elementary school, my mother worked as a long distance ... Read on »
A Whack on the Head Stirs Compassion by Glenna Murdock Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Earlier this year my husband came home from the gym to find me sitting in a chair in our family room, staring blankly into space, the right side of my face red and swollen ... Read on »
Walkout by Filipino Nurses Results in Indictment by Glenna Murdock Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing In April of 2005 a group of 27 Filipino nurses, who were recruited for jobs in this country by a US agency, resigned en masse from the New York nursing home that employed ... Read on »
Southern California Wildfire Evacuation by Glenna Murdock Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Nurses faced—and conquered—unexpected challenges this past October when entire hospital populations had to be evacuated because of the California wildfires. We’re now hear ... Read on »