As nurses, we all occasionally run into patients that could be described as “difficult.” For any of a variety of reasons, they’re unusually difficult to work with. They may complain constantly, hesitate to comply, or even be aggressive. Sometimes...
You know when you’re having a reaaaaally good dream, only to be pulled out of it by a ringing telephone? As unfortunate as it is, this is the reality for many doctors. And the reality for many nurses is that...
Reflection lately has made me realize something: My patients, students and coworkers see an Amy who is different to her friends and family. Actually, I think that may be the norm for every working person. The thing is, my job takes...
They make us laugh. They make us cry. They are "first time" nurse memories that have left an indelible mark on us. Our "First Time Nurse" article really resonated with ModernNurse readers who shared their own memories ranging from the...
A new article by Lisa Lindley, PhD, RN from the University of Tennessee and Hospice Analytics shows Florida hospice providers offer 500% more pediatric hospice services compared to the national average. Pediatric hospice care is similar to adult hospice care...

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