Our blog has something for everyone. From healthcare to human-interest stories and from the hospital bedside to the halls of congress—we have it covered. AND did you know workplace bullying was bad for your health? Meet a courageous nurse and oral cancer survivor that understands the power of humor and grace. What are “nurse patient ratios” and why are they so important? All this and more…
Sallie Cutler, left, and her mother, Alyce Cheatham, attended a 2012 luncheon for Oregon Health and Science University’s Center for Ethics in Health Care, which conducts research regarding Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment. Cheatham, a longtime advocate of the program, relied on instructions in […]
Dr. Grace Dammann’s life was forever altered when a driver crashed head-on into her car on the Golden Gate Bridge. After a seven-week coma and numerous surgeries, Grace miraculously regained consciousness, with her cognitive abilities almost entirely intact, but her body left shattered and severely […]
We received this letter from Linda with WE’RE IN: Indivisible Las Cruces, NM, a tribute to her teammates and how they’ve risen to the challenges of the last few months. We appreciated this little glimpse into the growth of a team that wasn’t “born yesterday!” […]
Pauline Bartolone Joanna Joshua, 39, panicked when she opened a letter from her family’s insurer, Cigna, only to learn it was pulling out of California’s individual market next year. The Santa Clarita resident would have no choice but to change health plans. “What am I […]
With the explosive growth of the movement for single payer healthcare, it should not be a surprise to see the Empire Strike Back.
In the name of political reality, some liberal pundits, politicians and policy wonks are scolding progressives to give up on Medicare for All. There are many ways to achieve “universal coverage,” we’re told. “Overhauling” the entire system is too hard, healthcare is too big a part of the economy, and politicians will not take out the health insurance companies.
By Chad Terhune and JoNel Aleccia A jury ordered the giant medical scope maker Olympus Corp. to pay a Seattle hospital $6.6 million in damages tied to a deadly superbug outbreak — and told the hospital to pay $1 million to a deceased patient’s family. But […]
Part 1: Nurses Beware Of Harmful Exposures To Chemicals, Hazardous Drugs… Healthcare is the fastest-growing sector of the U.S. economy, employing over 18 million workers. Women represent… Nurses Beware Of Harmful Exposures To Chemicals, Hazardous Drugs And More. Healthcare is the fastest-growing sector of the […]
Aidan Long is a 13-year-old from Montana who has suffered multiple daily seizures since he was 4. The seizures defy medical cure, and some of them continue for weeks, requiring Aidan to be airlifted to children’s hospitals in Denver or Seattle, said his father, Ben Long. The medical bills to Medicaid and his private insurance have been enormous.
SB 562 needs you! Don Nielsen, Director of Government Relations for California Nurses Association joins Nurse Talk Radio for an update on SB 562 the Healthy California Act. There is still time to call your California Assembly Members and tell them to support the […]
Sheila Wilson feels blessed to have what she considers the best career in the world: nursing. At 73, she has no plans to retire and is still doing per diem jobs.But over the decades, the Quincy native, who has worked in hospitals, clinics, and shelters, has witnessed what she calls “the dirty little secret of nursing.”