Moral dilemmas, decisions and that third ‘D’ in nursing — moral distress — call for courage and resilience. Includes the work of our Cynda Rushton

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As many as one in four nurses experience PTSD at some point in their careers

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Criminal charges for a medical error are unusual, patient safety experts say. Some are voicing concern that the move sets a precedent that may actually make hospitals less safe by making people hesitant to report errors

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The nurse lay in a bathroom stall, a syringe in her hand and track marks on her arm. She died from an overdose of fentanyl, a potent painkiller meant for patients

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Gun violence has become a part of everyday life in America and of the work lives of doctors, nurses and first responders, too

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During another trial, he admitted bringing about cardiac crises in patients because he enjoyed the feeling of being able to resuscitate them

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Why are they invisible in the media? Nurses have made vital contributions to health and health care for generations and are essential players today. Nurses outnumber doctors by almost 3 to 1. So why are nurses missing in action when it comes to health news stories?

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Jessica Porten went to a women’s clinic in Sacramento, CA that accepts her Medicaid coverage, to talk about medication options and therapy. Porten admitted to the nurse that she was having some violent thoughts. “I described maybe hitting myself or squeezing the baby too tight,” she said. “But I was very adamant through the entire appointment that I was not going to hurt myself and I was not going to hurt my children.”

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