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Nursing the Whole Person: Reconciling the Mind-Body Split in Times of Collective Crisis

Nursing the Whole Person: Reconciling the Mind-Body Split in Times of Collective Crisis By Michelle Danda, MN MPN RN CPMHN(C) We are living through two public health emergencies, the COVID-19 pandemic and the opiate poisoning crisis. Direct care nurses are feeling the pressure of a healthcare system strained by a sharp increase in critically ill patients, with no certainty about when these syndemic crises will end. As patients visit emergency… Read More »Nursing the Whole Person: Reconciling the Mind-Body Split in Times of Collective Crisis

“It’s Okay to Feel This”: Meditation and Mindfulness in Uncertain Times

"It's Okay to Feel This": Meditation and Mindfulness in Uncertain Times By Elisabeth Bailey, RN, DNP My path to mediation was a fairly well-worn one - I was suffering. My father had passed away and while grieving this loss, I was challenged by my work as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at a clinic called The Trauma Center in Boston, MA, USA. As the name implies, this clinic serves people… Read More »“It’s Okay to Feel This”: Meditation and Mindfulness in Uncertain Times

I’m Bargaining for Courage: A Director of Care’s Thoughts on Leadership in Hospice

I'm Bargaining for Courage: A Director of Care’s Thoughts on Leadership in Hospice by Jane Slemon, RN Where am I these days of global pandemic, of a virus coming towards us that may kill off those I love? Where am I as a director of care, running a hospice whose 10 beds are filled with vulnerable people, people who desperately need their own people to be close at this time… Read More »I’m Bargaining for Courage: A Director of Care’s Thoughts on Leadership in Hospice

Shining a light on nursing during COVID-19

Shining a light on nursing during COVID-19 by Scott Ramsay, RN "Health is not only to be well, but to be able to use well every power we have to use." -Florence Nightingale  Yesterday I was writing about Generalizability Theory for a term paper in a class that I am currently taking on reliability and psychometrics as part of my Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing program at the University of… Read More »Shining a light on nursing during COVID-19