Nursing shortages have made headlines nationwide for years, but recent events like the VA Scandal, and factors like the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, raise the importance of the issue as it impacts the future of healthcare.
Bronnie Ware, a nurse who worked with dying patients, recorded their most common regrets. She published the top five in a blog and subsequently a book. The common theme of the top regrets are relationships and being true to oneself.
Women breastfeeding their babies in public has been a topic that has repeatedly emerged in the media over the last month. There have been numerous incidents where mothers have been openly criticized for nursing their babies.
According to a report in the Journal of Clinical Nursing, nearly 75 percent of nurses face danger at work but only one out of very six incidents are reported. Furthermore, nurses face danger on average two to 46 times a year in the workplace.
John Riems, 49, of Sandusky, OH confessed to authorities that over his 20+ career as a nurse he has sexually violated over 100 patients. Arrested for raping a paralyzed man in a nursing home, John told authorities he has been doing this for years.
The practice of nursing another woman's child has been making a comeback. Common in the 19th Century, it has been mostly abandoned by Western culture. But, the times, they are a changing.................