Reflection Journal of Nursing

I Wonder If?

I Wonder If?

Tags: cancer chemotherapy reflection

A vignette reflecting the effect of the registered nurses effect on a chemotherapy patient.

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Grandma and What She Taught a Hospice Nurse

Grandma and What She Taught a Hospice Nurse

Tags: end of life hospice hospice nurse reflection

One of the most rewarding and difficult experiences of my hospice career was helping my grandma to pass peacefully.

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The Nursing Image: A Position Paper

The Nursing Image: A Position Paper

Tags: advocacy advocate Community Health Nursing ethics future of nursing media Nurse Education nursing ethics Perception perioperative Position Paper profession reflection

The nursing image connotes a healing caregiver at a patient’s bedside. Nursing as a highly skilled and education profession remains incongruent with media and advertising portrayal of the nursing image, in contrast to published reports as the most trusted profession for the past decade. Current public perceptions of the nursing image are sharply contrasted to that of how nursing prefers to be viewed. This purpose of this work is to edify two contrasting positions of the ethical constructs of the nursing image as well as present posits of the author.

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A Valuable Lesson on Loss

A Valuable Lesson on Loss

Tags: independence Lessons Learned loss Manuscript patient care patient experience reflection

I account a patient experience where I learned lessons on loss, independence, and not passing judgements.

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Dear Mr. R

Dear Mr. R

Tags: letter to patient patient who died reflection what would you say

If you could write a letter to that patient you just can't forget, what would you say?

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Sally’s Eyes

Sally’s Eyes

Tags: end of life multi-system organ failure reflection

She was only 36 years old but Sally was dying. She spent a lot of her life in the hospital which lead her to have a complicated medical and surgical history. This hospital admission had already been five months long when I came along.

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A Lesson Learned 

A Lesson Learned 

Tags: care nurse reflection RN

I wanted to say something brilliant. I wanted to make it better. I had nothing to say. Instead, I put my arms around this tiny woman and I held her close. Her head rested on my shoulder as she sobbed for her losses. In that moment in time, there were no call lights, no medications, and no other important matters. There was no longer any urgency as I held this woman.

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Help Me Get Better 

Help Me Get Better 

Tags: care nurse reflection RN

A Registered Nurse reflects on her experiences as an RN professional!

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