From a hospital nurse: We need to treat the community like a hospital right now

I don’t work in a Covid unit. I don’t have to wear an N-95 mask all day. But I do work in a hospital full of very sick people with rapidly increasing numbers of people with Covid 19. This month a friend, and church member died from Covid 19. At the hospital my nurse friends … Continue reading From a hospital nurse: We need to treat the community like a hospital right now

An argument for the costly care of the least of these

If wrinkled Boomers with diabetes and heart disease amputations and hemiparesis are random collisions of worn out atoms draining our society of valuable resources... If the cost of rehabilitating the Grey Tsunami, aphasic from stroke, requiring a hoyer lift to move their paralyzed frames from bed to a rolling shower chair so nurses’ aides can … Continue reading An argument for the costly care of the least of these

Thoughts on late term abortion from a labor and delivery nurse perspective

It's hard for me to remain calm while thinking about the insanity behind bills like the ones in Virginia and New York that seek to make normal and acceptable the act of ending the life of a late-term, pre-born human baby; and in the Virginia case, a newborn infant.  But I'm going to try to … Continue reading Thoughts on late term abortion from a labor and delivery nurse perspective

A PSA from a short-of-breath nurse: Don’t go to the hospital to get pampered.

(Image credit here) Amidst the cacauphony of I.V. alarms, bed alarms, chair alarms, call bells, overhead pages for code blue, code purple, stroke alert, ringing phones and the chatter of nurses, nurse's aids, doctors, therapists and social workers, a nephrologist walks up behind me at the nurse's station where I'm trying to get a handle … Continue reading A PSA from a short-of-breath nurse: Don’t go to the hospital to get pampered.

Will Christian nurses lead the way in providing healthcare for the marginalized?

  In the days of the Norwegian awakening in 1850, the revival of faith in Christ among Christians sparked a birth of an order of service to the sick and poor.  The Kaiserswerth deaconesses began serving their communities as trained nurses out of a renewed joy of their salvation in Jesus. Their renewed fervor for … Continue reading Will Christian nurses lead the way in providing healthcare for the marginalized?