adulting, Adventures, Musings

Love Notes

I became a teenager when the “Purity Culture” in the height of its intensity. I read I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris and When God Writes Your Love Story by Eric and Leslie Ludy. God was going to send me my Prince Charming on a dazzling unicorn and we would be swept up in… Continue reading Love Notes

Nursing Notes

4 Secrets to Being a Better Nurse

“It works! It works!” cried my patient. Earlier, I had reset her tablet. It wasn’t working. She was very worried because she was already bored to death lying in her bed. “This doesn’t have to do with my sickness, but you looked smart,” she explained as she handed me the non-cooperative device. Her enthusiasm at… Continue reading 4 Secrets to Being a Better Nurse

Musings

Never, never ask why

I was preparing for my nursing boards the other day by doing practice questions. I don’t remember what the question asked, but the rationale indicated that asking why was nontherapeutic because it could come across to the patient as accusatory. More on that latter. However, there is a lot to be learned about therapeutic communication… Continue reading Never, never ask why