Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Do nurses need to find agents?

According to a Gallup poll, nurses were judged to be the most honest and ethical profession.
Athletes, movie actors, physicians, and politicians routinely promote medications and products in television advertisements.
Why aren't nurses who have arthritis promoting medications used for arthritis? Why aren’t nurses who use mobility aides seen in product advertisements? Why aren’t nurses with hearing loss promoting hearing aids?
Do nurses need to find agents?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Do nurses receive compassion and support following injury?

Karen Daley, PhD, RN, FAAN and President of the ANA wrote a recent article called "A perspective on trauma".

Dr. Daley talked about how it has become increasingly common to hear of incidents where nurses have been harmed or injured on the job.

She states that "nurses who experience trauma at work must be treated with compassion and respect and receive the support and care that providers would extend to any trauma patient....we deserve no less."  

Are nurses treated like other trauma patients?

Daley, K. (2011). A perspective on trauma. American Nurse Today, 6 (3), 20.