“My patients persuaded me to pursue my musical career!” Exclusive CV Interview with nurse/singer ROXANNA!


[CV] Tell us about your nursing career?  [Roxanna] I always wanted to be a nurse and the people in my life including my family persuaded me to do so. I received my RN degree from Seneca College in Toronto. I then worked as a nurse at a hospital in Toronto. I loved my job as a nurse […]

Great example of horizontal violence online and how I’ll address it- Not OK, Nurse C. Not OK!

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This nurse, at least represented as such, watched my new 3 min video 5 reasons why I think “venting” is a bad Idea  and shared the below comment via twitter.    I think his/her language and “tone” demonstrate horizontal violence. Nurse C @C6751T “@november17 @BethBoynton This the stupidest thing I have ever watched. I am dumber having watched this […]

Introducing Confident Voices in Healthcare Youtubes!

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I want to thank Andrew Lopez of NurseUp.com for giving me the fantastic idea to translate some of the educational blogposts at Confident Voices in Healthcare Blog into short Youtubes.  (Talk about collaboration!) They are short (2-3 min) and hopefully engaging educational bursts!  All about communication and collaboration in healthcare!  If it was easy we’d be doing it […]

Is it Silence that Kills or is Silence a Symptom of Much Deeper Problems?


This morning’s “Hospital Impact” has a disturbing article by Dr. John Burroughs about a preventable brush with death that his mother-in-law had recently.   She resides in a corporate LTC facility on an Alzheimer care unit and became seriously ill on an antibiotic despite signs and reasoning that the antibiotic was contraindicated. He’s right, doctors, […]