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COVID-19: What Would Florence Say?

The COVID-19 pandemic is a devastatingly difficult challenge for the entire world on countless levels, and nurses continue to be central to the fight against this unseen enemy. The healthcare system writ large — and patient care specifically – cannot function without nurses, and Florence Nightingale was the single-minded force

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Telehealth and Technology during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Telehealth has become the first line of defense against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, providing a safe layer of protection for healthcare providers and their patients. The COVID-19 pandemic has ignited an evolution in telemedicine and virtual patient care. Is this a temporary change or the beginning of a new era

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Two Ears and One Mouth: Listening More Than We Talk in Healthcare

In healthcare, nursing, and medicine, communication is a central pillar of success. Whether in research, education, acute care, or school nursing, being able to listen well and speak clearly could not be more important.  Having said that, the 21st-century world is a firehose of information coming at us from morning

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COVID-19 and the Year of the Nurse and Midwife

In late 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that 2020 would be known as “The Year of the Nurse and Midwife” in honor of nurses and midwives worldwide and the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth on May 12th. Little did we know that, as the year dawned, COVID-19 would

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COVID-19 PTSD – Don’t Give Up on Nursing

Front line nurses and those in the behind-the-scenes supporting roles are experiencing many various symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and sharing thoughts on social media that they may not return to nursing once this COVID19 crisis is over. Nurses have become weary from extremely long hours, lack of PPE and people dying

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What Will Life Be Like After the COVID-19?

It’s impossible to watch the daily news without seeing two themes. One is the ever-changing latest news about the coronavirus aka COVID19, and the other is about when we’ll all “get back to normal.” The virus has consumed our lives and is likely to continue to do so for many more

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The Collaborative Spirit in Healthcare

Collaboration has long been a pillar of the delivery and management of healthcare, and in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic, it could not be more crucial as we struggle to get ahead of this chaotic and perplexing virus. Despite the specialized silos that many of us often find ourselves

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Why Nurses Need Mentors

Mentoring has been practiced by human beings for millennia, and mentoring within healthcare, medicine, and nursing occurs in a wide variety of settings. Nurse mentors can have a deep and lasting impact on their nurse mentees if the relationship is positive, supportive, and mutual in the context of a solid

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