Digital Doorway

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Blog Tags:nursing, health, health care, medicine, spirituality, life, personal reflection, philosophy
Country:United States

Views and commentary on life, healthcare, nursing, philosophy and spirituality from an experienced nurse living an unusual life.



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Once upon a time, I was talking on the phone with a colleague who is not a nurse himself but who interacts with nurses on a regular basis in his professional life. His comments about nurses and their self-care (or lack thereof) were extremely thought...

Mass shootings and similar tragic events are so frequent here in the United States that they appear to be the new normal. There were apparently more than 250 mass shootings in the U.S. in the first 9 months of 2017. As nurses and healthcare professio...

As the United States grapples with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, I am reminded of how nurses' collective and individual dedication to volunteerism and community service are central to the fabric of society, as well as to the notion of who we nur...

On July 26th, nurse Alex Wubbels was working a shift at the University of Utah Hospital. She was tending to a patient who was in a coma; he was the victim of a drunk driver and was badly burned. The course of Nurse Wubbels' shift changed dramatically...

Please enjoy this republication of a previously published review of The Nurse's Story by my beloved colleague, Carol Gino.  In The Nurse‚Äôs Story, the protagonist receives telephone calls at home from some patients to whom she has given her per...

In the ER.......

on Aug 21, 2017

The following story was published here on Digital Doorway in July of 2010. The issues of nurse burnout and compassion fatigue have not changed in the last seven years, and this anecdote from the ER is as salient today as ever.The emergency room is bu...

Throughout history, nurses have provided care to those in need despite the cultural circumstances or political scenarios at hand. Nursing care, like medicine, is a necessary service that simply needs to be provided in a society at all times. No matte...