Gift Idea for Nurses that Promotes Best Communication and Culture

Are you considering a gift for your nurses this holiday season? Excellent patient experience! Elimination of workplace violence! Dynamic and rewarding teamwork! Confident Voices: The Nurses’ Guide: to Improving Communication and Creating Positive Workplaces by Beth Boynton, RN, MS Edited by Bonnie Kerrick, RN, BSN Regularly priced:  $28.95.  Now through 12/31/14 save up to 65 %! 10-20 books @ $19.95 […]

“Confident Voices: The Nurses’ Guide to Improving Communication & Creating Positive Workplaces”-Book Review

Book Review by Kathleen Ashton, PHD, ARPN, BC Reprinted from Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting • Summer 2011 • Volume 22, Number 3. page 30 Beth Boynton has teamed up with Bonnie Kerrick to remind us all of the basics of communication. Many of us believe we are communicating just fine, but the rates of errors and […]

Creating the Ideal Healthcare Organization: Focus on Employees

nurse doctors rushing

We earlier compiled a list of the ten key attributes of the ideal healthcare organization. The first concerned organizational mission, vision, ethics and values. Number two is that “employees are treated and compensated fairly and receive great benefits”. Clearly, if mission, vision, ethics and values are to be achieved, employees must be motivated to these […]

Will You Help Make this 12 Min Video Go Viral for Patient Safety?


It is pretty amazing that a grassroots video has almost 11,000 views and I’m proud of all of my colleagues and friends that helped create “Interruption Awareness:  A Nursing Minute for Patient Safety” ! On the other hand, there are over 12 million nurses worldwide along with thousands of healthcare professionals and billions of consumers!  The more […]