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Guest on Elizabeth Scala’s Podcast “Your Next Shift”

Hi everyone, recently I had the privilege of being interviewed by an incredible nurse advocate and entrepreneur, Elizabeth Scala. Listen as I talk about my personal background and experiences as a young nurse facing challenges that have made me stronger. I also discuss my hopes for all nurses and ways I wish to help others at the greatest capacity possible!

http://elizabethscala.com/passion-purpose-ingredients-perfect-nursing-career-eps-79/

Posted in Nursing Exercises

Try this 5

Think about the implications of spirituality and a patient’s beliefs on their well-being. Try to step out of your comfort zone the next time you’re with a patient and bring up the topic based on their openness to discuss it. Maybe you see an object in the room that has spiritual significance or something unfamiliar comes up. How can you use that to start a conversation?

Let’s Get Spiritual

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Let’s Get Spiritual

Several years ago as a nursing student, I took a class in spirituality; figuratively and literally. Through the University, I had Dr. Miron as an instructor. His hope was that we would not shy away from those conversations with patients that could deal with the bible, God or what lies beyond death. We had discussions in class about religion, and how that can play a key role in a patient’s care, especially palliative. Throughout the semester we took walks in the park, went to a cemetery and visited a catholic church.  Through it all, I gained a greater appreciation for the fact that adapting to a patient’s views on spirituality and using it to start a dialogue can provide more comfort and hope. With those severely ill, it can truly make all the difference.   Continue reading “Let’s Get Spiritual”

Posted in Pick me up quotes

Don’t wish it was easier wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge wish for more wisdom” 

-Unknown