Author Archive | Lori Boggan

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The Definition of a Nurse

In honor of National Nurses Week, what better way to celebrate than to honor what defines a nurse? Florence Nightingale described nursing as “no man, not even a doctor, ever gives any other definition of what a nurse should be … Read the rest

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Compassion Fatigue & Nursing

In last week’s post, I highlighted just a few ways to be a more compassionate nurse. What happens, however, when caring for the sick and dying or repeatedly witnessing trauma leads to compassion fatigue? Compassion fatigue, first described over twenty … Read the rest

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The Necessity of Teamwork

Showing up to work does not mean that you are gifted a neatly wrapped patient assignment. The same goes for your coworkers. What may seem like the smooth sailing assignment can easily shift to the assignment from hell. Working as … Read the rest

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