What should we call Nursing?

http://whatshouldwecallnursing.tumblr.com/ Every had one of these moments? Post in the comments if you have any other fun nursing blogs! I always tell my non-nursing friends that nurses have a dark sort of humour. While eating dinner, we can share all sorts of TMI stories. And yes, it can be vomit-inducing…oops! But if we don’t laugh … Continue reading

Reflections and New Beginings

The last few months have been quite taxing on me both mentally and physically. I started a new position in a downtown hospital; I was hired to float on different floors and as well as the emergency department. My orientation was 3 months due to my new graduate status. I felt that even though I … Continue reading

Shannen’s Dream

In my inbox today, I received an email from the interim leader of the NDP. In summary, the House of Commons has voted to ensure First Nation communities will receive the same funding for schooling as other non-Native communities. The discrepancies I noticed while working in the James Bay area were glaring. I asked a … Continue reading

State of Emergency in Attawapiskat

It might seem like a surprise to some Canadians. This is how we treat our own people — we put them in make-shift housing with no clean water and heat. We speak to other nations like we are better, but this is how we treat our First Nations, like second-class citizens. I’ve unfortunately witnessed the … Continue reading

Elder Abuse

The Toronto Star: Seniors Beaten in Nursing Homes The public puts there trust in nurses. And yet, certain individuals are cruel, perverse, and corrupt to pray on those most vulnerable. This makes my stomach turn.

No Soup for You (ODSPers)

In the 2010 budget cuts, the McGuinty government slashed the Special Diet program to those on Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). It recently came into effect this April, to the dismay of many outraged poverty activists and healthcare professionals. The new Special Diet forms are difficult to comprehend to the layperson, … Continue reading

Democracy; Don’t Take it for Granted

Were you recently disappointed in the voter turn of for the Ontario provincial election? Only 49% of eligible voters decided to make their voices heard. In other parts of the world, women are still fighting for their right to vote. Can you believe this apathy? I’m appalled. While as a nurse, I am largely paid … Continue reading

Truth from Movies

I had this guy leave me a voice mail at work so I called him at home and then he e-mailed me to my Blackberry and so I texted to his cell and then he e-mailed me to my home account and the whole thing just got out of control. And I miss the days … Continue reading

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Sometimes I wish I had a photographic memory. All the wonder of a simple day would never be forgotten. Alas, I do not; however, instead I took a photo walk with my friend who patiently taught me how to use his DSLR. Somehow, you feel a little different with a remarkable piece of technology dangling … Continue reading

Dale Carnegie, Where Have You Been My Whole Life?

I recently finished How to Win Friends & Influence People cover to cover. It had some fantastic insights into the fragile human psyche. In part one, Carnegie talks about the fundamental techniques in handling people and espouses three principles: 1. Don’t criticize, condemn, or complain. 2. Give honest and sincere appreciation. 3. Arouse in the … Continue reading