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When I Grow Up: The Power of Personal Stories for Healthcare Professionals

When I Grow Up: The Power of Personal Stories for ...

My first-grade teacher went around the room, asking each student to stand and share what they wanted to be when they grew up.  “You can be anything you want to be,” she said with authority.  “Anything.” When my turn came, I took her at her word.  “When I grow up,” I said with the confidence that only a six-year old can muster when discussing such a subject, “I want to be a mermaid.” “You can’t be...
I Kissed a Horse and I Liked It: Equine Wisdom for Healthcare Professionals

I Kissed a Horse and I Liked It: Equine Wisdom for...

My friend Devon is a counselor and has three horses that she uses to do equine-assisted therapy.  The first time I visited her farm, she took me out into the pasture to meet the horses.  They’re beautiful, friendly, intelligent creatures, and each one brings something special and unique to the therapy that she provides.    But there is one who is just special.  Cain is a big, black horse with an interesting...

Control Freak, Who?...

“Knock knock.” “Who’s there?” “Control Freak.  Now you say, ‘control freak who?’” It’s always been my favorite knock-knock joke, but I didn’t realize just how much of a control freak I truly was until today.  I downloaded the latest version of iTunes, which opened on my computer after the install, randomly playing songs on shuffle. Shuffle!!!  How I hate the shuffle feature.  I’m a creature...

How to Handle Bullies in Nursing...

Nursing Link has posted an excellent article on lateral violence in nursing by Marijke Durning, RN.  Amy is quoted in the article and her book, Lions and Tigers and Nurses: A Nursing Novella About Lateral Violence, is mentioned. Thanks Marijke!

Nursing Novellas Review: Journal for Nurses in Sta...

Susan L. Bindon, MS, RN-BC has published a favorable review of the Nursing Novellas series in the May/June 2010 Edition of the Journal for Nurses in Staff Development. She describes Nursing Novellas as a “fresh approach” to continuing education and a “welcome change” for staff nurses and nursing educators looking for new ways to teach about interpersonal issues in health care like lateral violence...
CityView Magazine: Nursing Novellas take a new approach to nursing education

CityView Magazine: Nursing Novellas take a new app...

Amy Glenn Vega and the Nursing Novellas series are featured in the June/July Edition of CityView Magazine. To read the article, please click on the image or the link below. (The article starts on page 21.) http://www.epageflip.net/issue/11662/20
Lions and Tigers and Nurses: A Librarian’s Review

Lions and Tigers and Nurses: A Librarian’s R...

Are we rude? Are we critical of any one starting out?  Have many of us forgotten that we were the novice at one time?  Amy Glenn Vega, in her book Lions and Tigers and Nurses, makes me recall that I was at one time the beginner. I did not know the ropes. I was afraid to say anything. I am a Medical Librarian and reading Amy’s book makes me think about how I treat my patrons.  I will never forget my first medical...

Disruptive behavior by doctors, nurses persists a ...

AMEDNews:Disruptive behavior by doctors, nurses persists a year after crackdown A survey of physician and nurse executives raises questions on how to implement zero-tolerance policies required by the Joint Commission. By AMY LYNN SORREL, amednews staff. Posted Nov. 16, 2009. One group of nurses banded together to try to get a physician unfairly disciplined, while another encouraged fellow nurses to disobey doctors’...

Protect your Workplace from the Violence and Murde...

Protect your Workplace from the Violence and Murder of Annie Le at Yale University Posted using ShareThis

When a co-worker becomes a threat: Violence at the...

When a co-worker becomes a threat: Violence at the office- The Register Citizen News – Northwest Connecticut’s Daily Newspaper Posted using ShareThis

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