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What Makes A Good Patient?

Patients and health care providers share a very personal relationship. Doctors need to know a lot about their patients, their family, and lifestyle to...
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Why I Hope My Patients Hate Me

That got your attention, didn’t it!? Now, before you fly off the handle, let me explain. As nurses, our job is to improve the patient’s...
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A Nation In Pain

Most American adults have experienced some level of pain, from brief to more lasting pain, and from relatively minor to more severe pain, according...
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Using Science to Prescribe: The Future Is Here!

My patients often hear me say: “Medicine is an art not a science”.  While I do not mean science is not the basis of medicine,...
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16 Sure Signs That You’re A Nurse

  . How Do You Know You’re a Nurse?  Here are 16 surefire ways to tell! . 1  When you show up to work on your off day for a...
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Nurses Request Discussion on Health Effects of Climate, Environment Crisis

Leaders of unions representing leading nurses and other healthcare workers in 18 countries from every major continent requested a meeting with Pope Francis during his...
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Music Is Medicine

Music is a true lifesaver. Once, after a really bad breakup, a friend convinced me to get up out of my misery and get on the...
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Listening To Music During Surgery Reduces Pain And Anxiety

A new study confirms listening to music before, during and after surgery reduces people’s pain, anxiety and need for painkillers. Led by Queen Mary...
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Painkiller Users Unaware Prescription Drugs Are As Addictive As Heroin

National Safety Council survey shows 45 percent of painkiller users do not know they are taking opioids Forty-five percent of Americans who use opioid prescription...
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Because of Nursing Research: Helping Families COPE with Premature Births

Most expectant parents look forward to the arrival of a healthy, well-developed baby. A premature birth drastically alters this expectation. The parents will have...

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