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New York Post & Reporter Betsy McCaughy Perpetuate Blaming Cultures and Medical Errors

Understanding the many roles of healthcare professionals can be confusing and the last thing we need is misinformation from journalists.  Although she is entitled to have her own opinion about nurses and nurse practitioners,  McCaughy’s 1/5/2015 New York Post piece is pretty dangerous since … Continue reading

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“He had his whole life ahead of him…” Raising Awareness about Veteran Suicides & “Out of the Darkness” Walks

“Out of the Darkness” Walks take place all over the country at different times to raise awareness and money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, (AFSP) and to decrease stigma and of course, suicide. Research estimates over 20 Veteran … Continue reading

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Reassuring the VHA, Healthcare Consumers, & 60 Physician Groups about Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Providing Safe, Quality Care to Veterans

Not too long ago, I wrote a post about 40 professional nursing groups who were supporting the Veterans Health Affairs (VHA) plan to update it’s nursing handbook and empower Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to provide care under their own licensure … Continue reading

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