Hurricane Sandy. Laughter Academy. Top Ten. Polls. Rude or not?
We have a great show this week. We’ll visit with New York RN Mary Fitzgerald. Mary is a proud member of the New York State Nurses Association and was a part of the Peoples Medical Relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Sandy when many community clinics, doctors’ offices, and pharmacies were closed, leaving residents without access to medical services. Are they making progress? Mary tells us about what has been done and what efforts are still in place for long-term, sustainable work with communities and local organizations. Tune in and learn more.
We’ll also chat with one of our favorite guests, RN, author, humorist and motivational speaker, Karyn Buxman. Karyn will talk to us about why—in April—San Diego turns into one of the funniest places on earth. You won’t want to miss the 26th Annual Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor Conference in San Diego, CA April 4-7, 2013.
The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH) is an international community of professionals who incorporate humor into their daily lives. AATH is the leader in providing evidence-based information about current research and practical applications of humor.
And check out Karyn’s new book What’s So Funny About OR Nursing? Karyn has a series of What’s So Funny books sharing how humor and laughter, when practiced proactively and strategically, can truly make a positive impact on one’s health. You really should check them out at karynbuxman.com.
And David Letterman has nothing on us–it’s time for the Nurse Talk Top Ten sponsored by our friends at Scrubs Magazine. The responses are from real nurses—cause you can’t make this stuff up!
Nurses—“Have you ever sighed after a patient demanded a glass of water that was exactly 72 degrees warm or some better-tasting food (um, not gonna happen!), and wished you could make some hospital behavior just plain illegal”? Join the club!
And an email question for the nurses is about a brother-in-law who seems to have a problem when he’s in public places. Is said brother-in-law rude or is there something really wrong with him? You’ll get the answer when you listen this Saturday on KNEW 960AM @ 11am, and live stream at 960KNEW.com.
“Boss, de poll de poll…“–the answers are in! This week’s poll question is: Should the age for Social Security be raised to 70? The results at the time of this writing? 2% said yes and 98% said no and some said “hell no!” You still have time to register your vote below where the tally is live:
What do you think? Vote and call in your comments for us to use on the show at 800-977-1863!
Coming up next week–one of our favorite quests–RN Marsha Podd, aka “The Baby Whisperer.” Marsha will take your questions and will be talking about moms postpartum blues. To leave a question for Marsha call 1-800-977-1863, press one: Questions for the Nurses.
Until we meet again—remember, you can listen and laugh every week on Saturday at 11 am in the San Francisco Bay area on KNEW 960AM or live stream at www.960knew.com. Check out our favorite apps featuring Nurse Talk for custom radio on your listening devices: Progressive Voices, TuneIn and iHeartRadio. You can also download and listen to any show anytime here at NurseTalkSite.com or on iTunes. Like us on Facebook, and you can listen there too.