There's been a lot of hype about the "Ban Bossy" campaign in the news lately, and the talk is all over the map. I was thinking about it in regards to health care, especially nursing, since nurses are notoriously "bossy," or at least referred to as such. I can remember being a nursing student and talking with a physician about a patient during my clinicals. He told me, "You ...

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I recently saw an article about Vanderbilt University Medical Center's nursing staff. The administration there came up with the brilliant idea of cutting back on housekeeping staff and making nurses do some of the cleaning, though it's not specified how much. Nurses would be expected to take out the trash and linens, and mop up spot cleans on the floors, among other things. They mentioned Florence Nightingale. But good ol’ Flo didn't ...

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We need a new way to value the work of nurses Ask a nurse about Nurses' Week, and you'll likely get a snarky answer. The sweets designed to obesify already unhealthy nurses are intended to kill them off so they can bring in a whole new crop, as they'll be cheaper than the old experienced ones. We need a national initiative to start giving out coupons during Nurses' Week for plastic surgery to have ...

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