Monthly Archives: January 2012

In My Day…Safety Was YOUR responsibility | Lynn Ruth Miller

Lynn Ruth Miller

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In my day, safety was your responsibility. We didn’t have laws to take care of us. No seat belts or warning beeps. Either you held on, or you went through the windshield. But that was easier too, because we didn’t have double-paned glass.

When I was a kid, I could jump on my bike without worrying about helmets or shin guards. If I fell off, mama put an ice pack on my head and told me to stop complaining.

We didn’t bother with little lights on our shoes either, when we walked around at night. If someone jumped out of the bushes you just nodded and looked the other way because he was probably going to the bathroom. It was always a he. Trust me on that one.

I never thought of using mace or pepper spray to protect us. If someone scared us, we screamed and there was always a neighbor with a loaded gun. In my day, neighbors really did take care of each other. We used to give strangers at the bus stop rides and sometimes we even invited them over for dinner. But they had to eat what we gave ‘em. One guy said he was a vegan and my mother put on a mask. We didn’t know what vegan meant. It sounded like an STD. We trusted people even when they complained. I guess you had to be there.

But nowadays I dont leave my house without my lipstick, my Lipitor and my Taser.

Send the Flowers | Alzheimer’s in the First Person | Barbara Taylor Vaughan

I have been thinking a lot about death and funerals today. Missy’s best friend’s father died, and also her first boss at her first real job after college. I listened to her order flowers for each of them, and talk to their family members on the phone last night and today. She is going to bothContinue Reading

Kaiser RNs One-Day Sympathy Strike to Support Other Kaiser Caregivers Today

Rallies Tuesday, 12 Noon, Kaiser Oakland, Kaiser South Sacramento OAKLAND—Registered nurses and nurse practitioners at Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics across Northern and Central California will honor the picket lines Tuesday in sympathy and solidarity with other frontline Kaiser staff who will hold a one-day strike Tuesday to protest Kaiser demands for substantial cuts inContinue Reading

Take Five: Simple Strategies with BIG Results for Overwhelmed Nurses

Does your life feel like a tug-of-war? Nurses continuously juggle the demands of their personal and professional lives. At work, they provide high touch-high tech care for sick and dying patients. In addition, many nurses perform ‘double duty’—caring for friends and family members when not at work. Being pulled in so many directions can seemContinue Reading

Oh, What a Day | Alzheimer’s in the First Person | Barbara Taylor Vaughan

Oh what a day, a day to just relax…very rainy and dark here in Newburgh Indiana. Last night I had a bad Alzheimer’s night. I was very tired this morning, so I knew it had been a long night. Missy told me I was upset over not being able to see my husband. I haveContinue Reading

RN Mary Morrison on Public Sector Health Care Cuts in Fresno | National Nurses United Sponsored Segment | January 28-29, 2012 | Show 434

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The assault on public healthcare workers continues—things are heating up in Fresno, California with major cuts proposed by that county’s Board of Supervisors. RN Mary Morrison joins us to talk about the proposed cuts and the potentially devastating impact on yet another community.

Rob Horgan on USF Master’s in Nursing, RN Mary Morrison on cuts in Fresno, RN, MSN Karyn Buxman on What’s So Funny About Diabetes? | January 28-29, 2012 | Show 434

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We talk with Rob Horgan. Rob is a recruiter for the University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions. Rob joins Casey and Dan in studio to share about the Master of Nursing Program USF offers at their Santa Rosa, California campus. And as the assault on public healthcare workers continues—things are heatingContinue Reading

Presidential Hopefuls. Nursing Master’s. Frying in Fresno. What’s So Funny?

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Dan and Casey say they have really made an effort to stay away from the presidential primary but sometimes it’s hard. Roll clips of two presidential hopefuls with one having more hope than the other! We’re just sayin’—one of these men might need to look into “anger management.” Just sayin’. Check it out…on the show this week.

AND we talk with Rob Horgan. Rob is a recruiter for the University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions. Rob joins Casey and Dan in studio (true) to share about the Master’s of Nursing Program USF offers at their Santa Rosa, California campus.

And as the assault on public healthcare workers continues—things are heating up in Fresno, California with major cuts proposed by that county’s Board of Supervisors. RN Mary Morrison joins us to talk about the proposed cuts and how they’re potentially devastating impact on yet another community.

And later we’ll visit with one of our favorite people Karyn Buxman RN, MSN. Karyn is a humorist who really does employ humor in the healing process. She’s here this week to talk about her new book “What’s So Funny About Diabetes.”

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