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What Is-Or Should Be- the Future of Nursing?

In a recent Medscape News article “Back to the Future of Nursing: What Progress Have We Made?” , Laura A. Stokowski, RN, MS reported on the results five years after the national Institutes of Medicine (IOM) issued a 2010 report titled… 1,058 more words

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Standing up for conscience rights

“This has huge implications for the medical profession and it has huge implications for the people who will select medicine as a career.”

Craig Macartney… 743 more words


"Good" News about Dying in America?

This month Medscape, a subscription news service for medical professionals, published the article “Good News about Dying in America” by Dr. George Lundberg. Dr. Lundberg is the former editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  and editor-at-large of Medscape itself as well as a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. 761 more words

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Physician-assisted Suicide: Nurses in the Line of Fire

Years ago, the newly legalized Oregon physician-assisted suicide law caused much discussion at my St. Louis hospital. Some of my fellow nurses said that they supported such a law but when I asked them if they would participate, they were shocked. 1,021 more words

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Euthanasia Kits, Conscience rights and Coercion

The country that gave us Celine Dion, Mike Myers and Joni Mitchell is now giving doctors euthanasia kits?

As I wrote in a September blog… 756 more words

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USA Today article: Calif. governor signs assisted suicide bill

Comment: Note the quote about why Governor Brown signed this bill after it was defeated 4 times in committee with weeks of deliberation: “In the end, I was left to reflect on what I would want in the face of my own death,” the governor wrote. 1,064 more words

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