Monday, March 4, 2019

I was listening to a colleague as she was speaking to a group of nurses at a conference. She said a quote from this person that made me think! How true this is.

The expectation that we can be immersed in suffering and loss daily and not be touched by it is as unrealistic as expecting to walk though water without getting wet!
Rachel Remen
As nurses we see, hear ,touch, and feel so many things that this quote seems so perfect!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

The violence has been out there and in our hospitals way too long. Many nurses lives have changed because of this violence.
Help us change the laws in MA. 

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Bill # 795 a bill that could change the MA. Law to a felony instead of a misdemeanor didn't get passed! This bill could give healthcare workers more protection. 34 other states have a felony law for protecting their healthcare workers so why is it so hard for MA. to do the same.?????

I was reading an article titled The Traumatized Nurse.
In this article ,there are many writings on the violence other nurses have had, nurses leaving the job because they feel unsafe, Stories like :
I was threatened and will never be right again, .I have been threatened by family members , abused many times by patients, I was stabbed in the chest, I have been out of work due to the injuries I sustained by a patient. The response goes on and on. Maybe this isn't bad enough for some people ,Do they get assaulted on the job? How would they react if they got assaulted?
 Sheila Wilson MPH BSN R.N.