Curse  of a Nurse

Socially Just Nurses In The World

Welcome

The curse of a nurse is an educated mind often formed by religious and social backgrounds combined with work experiences which enable us to see things from a little different perspective. Principles of religion, education, and nursing practice illuminate what is wrong in our society.

Nursing as a calling and sharing and advancing knowledge is a responsibility. All that love their vocation and want to nurture those who have a desire to care for the sick and the injured, change health policy, and improve outcomes will find a kindred spirit.

Nursing requires a broad understanding of the human condition, including cultures, religions, and history. As teachers, we should:

  • Instill a desire for service to others
  • Inspire joy in learning and facilitate life-long learning skills
  • Develop students that are critical thinkers and exercise sound judgment
  • Ensure students master the basics and proceed into the vocation with confidence
  • Advance knowledge through service, research, and administration
  • Always encourage the growth of the whole person – mind, body, and spirit

This website is designed to share experiences and view on practice, policy, teaching, and social justice. More importantly, it is to help others to take a broader view of the role of nursing, encourage the free sharing of information and tools that can enhance the educational experience, influence policy, and advocate for social justice. If you want to post your own thoughts or blogs I’m happy to post them or give you access to post your own.

About Us

Early in my nursing career, I learned that policy has the ability to change thousands of lives with the stroke of a pen. The policies implemented can make lives better or more difficult. It is important, as a community, to be active in policy development. This means attending meetings, speaking out, sharing one’s time and talent, and finding a balance between our personal “wants” and what will benefit the least among us.

Join me in exploring and discussing the need for compassionate policy in life, practice, and policy. All are welcome to comment and to submit a post or share things that make nursing education better and more compassionate. The underlying theme is always compassionate policy, but my views are heavily influenced by faith and reason, which is the heart of compassion. My personal biography is available on my LinkedIn page.

Compassion

sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it.

 

Policy

a definite course or method of action selected from among alternatives and in light of given conditions to guide and determine present and future decision.

 

Compassionate Policy

a definite course or method of action selected from among alternatives, in light of given conditions to guide and determine present and future decisions in a sympathetic manner that is conscious of the distress of others and demonstrates a desire to alleviate that distress.

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