Strength through Adversity

This is MY first trauma patient and all that I can think is, “You should not be here!”

The Call

The Call – a tribute to Emergency Nursing – Happy Emergency Nurses Week!

Why God? – a story of faith, hope and love

Vicarious trauma, burnout and moral distress define the symptoms experienced by those of us called to help people in need. The definitions are easy; the cure is elusive.

Again

I’ve experienced perfect storms of moral distress and know, given the right circumstances, suicide may look like the only escape for a nurse. It Is Not!

No Greater Love

Sometimes evil is mere words. Sometimes evil is a gesture. At its worst, evil looks like tonight. 

Who’s the “Troll”?

I get what I’m asking for – a frustrated and angry patient.

Spare Parts: Final Cut

I’ve never felt better from a diabetes standpoint; the only problem now is that I’m dying.

The Test is Positive

God never uses someone greatly unless he tests them deeply.

Laughing at Death

Hearing “You’re going to love this patient” in ER nurse sign-out can go one of two ways. Fortunately, tonight is the good kind. My colleague and I finish report at Harriet’s bedside and when I say “Hi, I’m Adam.” she laughs and says, “Do you know the first thing Adam said to Eve in the…… Continue reading Laughing at Death