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Post Election: Where Are We on Healthcare? RNs Jean Ross and Karen Higgins

RNs Jean Ross and Karen Higgins join us to talk about the recent elections, what the results mean to our country and respective states. Both Jean and Karen are full time RNs and also serve as two of the three co-presidents for National Nurses United. […]

A Tribute to RNs on the Front Lines

A tribute to our nurses from National Nurses United and all nurses around the world. As we always report, nurses are at the top of the list every year for being the most admired and respected profession. Nurses take an oath to advocate for their […]

Nurse Talk Short | RN Staffing, Acuity and Victoria Sweet’s God’s Hotel

Nurse-to-patient ratios? What’s acuity got to do with it? On this show we visit with RN Tracy Pelletier, a med surg nurse from the Aroostook County Medical Center in Presque Isle, Maine. As Maine goes so goes the nation. Tracy says staffing levels and acuity […]

God’s Hotel. I Need a Nurse…But There Isn’t One! 89-Year-Old Goes Rogue. Or Does He?

San Francisco Giants“How about those GIANTS”, says co-host Shayne Mason. “What about them?” replies host Casey Hobbs. Disgraceful but true. It turns out neither one of them knew their own San Francisco Giants were in the national baseball playoffs! I know they’re nurses but–I also know nurses get around. Go GIANTS!

God's HotelWow! Do we have a great show coming up. A couple of months ago Casey read a book called God’s Hotel, A Doctor, A Hospital, and A Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine. The book was written by San Francisco physician Dr. Victoria Sweet about San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Hospital, the last almshouse in the country, a descendant of the Hôtel-Dieu (God’s Hotel) that cared for the sick in the Middle Ages. Ballet dancers and rock musicians, professors and thieves — “anyone who had fallen, or, often, leapt, onto hard times” and needed extended medical care — ended up there. Dr. Sweet ended up there herself, as a physician. And though she came for only a two-month stay, she remained for twenty years. Casey couldn’t put the book down and then couldn’t stop talking about it. So we decided to invite Dr. Sweet to talk with us about her amazing book. Read more…

Is It The Best Of Times Or The Worst Of Times In Nursing?

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the […]