Fall 2010 Print Issue

Dear Nurse: Are you thanked enough?

Nursing is based on science, yes, but it’s also an emotional business, and there’s no greater reminder of that than when patients express their appreciation for your work….

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A portrait of the nurse as a poet

She fell into nursing, then fell in love with it. It wasn’t until the sudden loss of a patient that she pulled out her old notebooks and discovered the rhythms of a dual career as a nurse and poet.

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Take some time: Renewal for nurses

Whether it’s by training, by instinct or both, nurses tend to put other people’s needs before their own. This typically means there’s not a minute left for themselves. And that’s the problem…

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A nurse’s poetry

She fell into nursing, then fell in love with it. How would she reconcile this new all-consuming liaison with her passion for poetry? It wasn’t until the sudden loss of a patient that she pulled out her old notebooks and discovered the rhythms of a dual career as a nurse and poet.

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Expressions: Sketch therapy

“I like to sit with my patients and let them talk about what makes them happy,” says Anne Goldschadt, a nurse on the mental health floor. She draws while she listens to her patients, then gives them the completed artwork.

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