Nursing Articles

On this page is a series of articles / opinions on my take of the nursing profession.  I do not expect universal agreement with my views, nor should there be.

I welcome you to have a look and comment on any aspect you would like to

 

A Philosophy of Palliative Care Nursing – Part 1

A Philosophy of Palliative Care Nursing – Part 2

A Philosophy of Palliative Care Nursing – Part 3

A Palliative Care Story – I did nothing but made a difference

A Question of ethics – Should a Nurse arrange oral sex

Accurate Pain Assessment in Nursing – Is this really possible?

Be very careful Nurses – You might be making a difference

Critical Thinking: Make the time to do it

Empathy Vs Efficiency – A Nurse’s Dilemma – Part 1

Excuse Me? – Can you pick up my Vagina

Hey Nurses be careful what you say – The Patient is listening

How to take an accurate pulse

I’ll soon be forgotten and that’s a good thing – Reflections on Teaching Nursing Students

It’s OK Nurses, old people will fall over

Karen Buxman: Have you seen my Urethra

Knowledge is self limiting, ignorance is bliss

Male Nurses are better than Female Nurses – anyone disagree?

Male Nurses are better than Female Nurse – Even more Reasons

Mobility Scooters are not Formula 1 Cars

Nurses: Better Looking, Work Harder and Gooder than Teachers

Nursing as explained to an invading Alien Overlord

Nursing Challenges – Care Vs Technology

Nursing Teacher – It’s all just smoke and mirrors

Preventing Nursing Burnout

Should Nurses be Trusted – Part 1 – Establishing Trust

Should Nurses be Trusted – Part 2 – Maintaining Trust

The Best Nurse I ever worked with

The dangers of Helicopter nursing in aged care

The Day I Launched a Chihuahua into outer space

The nasty case of Bill’s Exploding Bottom

What makes a good Nurse an Exceptional Nurse 

What makes an Exceptional Nurse a Stupendous Nurse – Part 1 – Be Lazy

What makes an Exceptional Nurse a Stupendous Nurse – Part 1 – Be Judgemental

What Winnie The Pooh has taught me about Nursing

What’s worse than a Zombie Nurse – A Corpse Nurse

Why Doctors aren’t smart enough to be nurses

You don’t have to care to be a Nurse

Zombie Nurses – Don’t let them eat you

 

 

 

 

 

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