Category Archives: Healthy Workplaces

When Mrs. Smith Wants to Set Her Hair on Fire! Exploring the gap between honoring a desire & keeping folks safe!

Sometimes residents or patients want something that seems so dangerous to their own wellbeing or possibly the safety of others, our first and only response is, “No, you can’t do THAT”! Ok, maybe that example is a bit over the … Continue reading

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College Scholarships & Financial Aid for LGBTQ Students

Creating and sustaining a progressive, compassionate, and diverse world is a priority here at Confident Voices in Healthcare.   Nursing, Medical, PT, OT, SLP and all allied healthcare professional and paraprofessional students, please make this last guide in the 3-part series … Continue reading

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LNA Uses Emotional Intelligence to Help a Resident in Distress!

Sally was a new admit on the secure unit for residents with dementia.  Her family had left and she was beside herself.  Alternating between sobbing and lashing out angrily at the Licensed Nursing Assistant, Kandis Brunelle, LNA and nurse, (me), … Continue reading

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