Category Archives: nurse blog

Article on Euthanasia

Sometimes, a patient will tell me that he/she wants to die.  Unfortunately, in a growing number of places in the world, they can get their wish.  Pro-life isn’t just about saving unborn babies.  To be pro-life means to respect and … Continue reading

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A Pro-Life Nurse Asks: Why?

Warning:  this contains a graphic photo Since the first 40 Days for Life 4 years ago in my city, my family and I have participated in the prayer vigil.  We haven’t been as dedicated as the daily prayer warriors but … Continue reading

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A Tribute To A Grand Lady

Mildred (not her real name) is about to celebrate birthday # 101.  There’s going to be a party in her honour, organized by the ladies in her coffee club.  There will be much laughter and great conversation, presided over by … Continue reading

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The Heart of Nursing

This past summer, three of my regular patients died.  In the client population I care for, complex illnesses, poor prognosis and greatly advanced age are the norm.  Yet when someone whom I have come to know passes away, it still … Continue reading

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“Yeah, But He’s Our Jerk”

Our Associate Pastor gave another great homily at Saturday morning Mass.  He spoke about growth in the spiritual life. Father explained that one way to gauge how well we are progressing in the spiritual life is through our relationships with … Continue reading

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Ready, Set, Go!

Summer’s over.  The vacation is quickly becoming a sweet but distant memory.  School bus schedules have been memorized; uniforms have been replenished, repaired and are hanging in the closet.  I’ve bought some new lunchbags, pens, pencils, binder paper.  It’s the … Continue reading

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The Importance of Touch

I was asked to set up a clinic at a retirement residence.  The new administration wanted the foot care needs of their residents addressed. I’m always a little nervous when I go into a facility for the first time.  I … Continue reading

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Mammogram

So I finally went for my very first mammogram this morning.  I say finally because my doctor has told me for 2 years, ever since I turned 50, that I needed to have a baseline mammogram done.  I didn’t think it … Continue reading

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Embracing My Daily Commute

A great deal of my workday is spent driving to my patients’ homes.  As a visiting nurse, driving is an inescapable part of my business.  I drive in all kinds of Canadian weather:  freezing rain, snow, unexpected whiteouts, downpours, high humidity.  … Continue reading

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Procrastination and the Mom-Entrepreneur

It’s tax time and I still haven’t gathered up all my receipts, statements, etc. for my accountant; I have a couple of bills to pay; there’s a pile of foot care instruments that need sterilizing; my 14-year old has asked … Continue reading

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