If I win a million dollars, or find a sugar-daddy — real or figurative — I’ll blog full-time. Meanwhile, some links for your viewing pleasure.
- No, I’m not on it, though Twitter Island features a Bieber Bay: Map of the Online Communities.
- Ethics of overseas medical work: “Short-term [medical] trips that disregard existing programs and local priorities can divert resources from local providers, disrupt local relationships, and undermine efforts to build sustainable, cohesive primary health systems.”
- “It was a typical delivery room scene. Except for one thing: The mother-to-be was shackled to the bed.” Also: “Near the end of her pregnancy, she developed pre-eclampsia and had to be hospitalized shackled to her bed.”
- A micro-level problem with large consequences: “A new global partnership is targeting a silent and often overlooked killer in the developing world: harmful smoke from the dirty cookstoves and open fires where women make their family meals.”
- “Moral distress has been shown to lead to anger, guilt, self-blame, and withdrawal from patients, resulting in some cases in nurses leaving their positions or the profession.”
- Charge nurse competencies (speaking from experience) are a good idea.
- Nursing research making a difference.