I am participating in an important FREE telesummit sponsored by The Eldercare Support Group for anyone caring for an aging patient, friend or family member such as parent, grandparent, in-law, etc.(UPDATE: My presentation will be Saturday Aug. 8 at Noon) TELESUMMIT SCHEDULE AND FREE REGISTRATION WHEN: Aug 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 2009 EXPERTS: Tonia Boterf, Denise Brown, Barbara Freisner, Andrew Mayoras, Danielle Miller, Kathy Quan, Hueina Su, Shelley Webb, Brian Willie, and Jason Young To learn more about this virtual event, its speakers and how to register, visit: Beyond Coping The Joyful Art of Caregiving 2009 Telesummit Once you register, all the details about…
Tell ANA You Support a National Nurse
If you’d like to share your support of the Office of a National Nurse with the American Nurses Association, please send an email to the new CEO, Marla Weston, at email@example.com. The ANA opposes the idea of the ONN, but have they polled the membership or do a few officers make these decisions on their own? This is a burning question. If you are a member of ANA have you been asked for your opinion about this issue, or other issues that ANA takes a stand on? Make your voice heard to the ANA on this issue. You should also read Nurse Ratched’s post.
The National Nurse & Health Care Reform
Recently, Alisa Schneider MS, RN and Teri Mills MS, RN, ANP, CNE spoke at the Democracy Fest in Burlington, VT on the subject of Health Care Reform. Alisa and Teri both spoke about the need for health care reform. Teri explained the need for an Office of the National Nurse and “quality health care that is affordable and available to everyone.” At the end of her speech, Teri had the honor to introduce Gov. Howard Dean who spoke about President Obama’s plan for health care reform and why we need this kind of reform now. The Center for Media and Democracy has video of these 3 effective speeches on their…
Link to Pete Dowan’s Tribute to Nurses
You can link to a widget for Pete Dowan’s musical tribute (Ladies in White) to nurses here.
We Need More of These Camps for Wannabe Health Professionals
There are a few of these camps but many more would be a terrific idea to encourage high school students to consider careers in health care. Here’s one in Baltimore.