Contributor: Seth Stephens Patient safety has always been an important part of nursing. Over the course of my twenty years as a nurse I have had the opportunity to see nurses escalate broken care processes and issues that have saved patient lives, and I’ve seen how systems errors can result in patient deaths. Several years … Continue reading Patient Safety Research: Magnifying Silent Voices
Contributor: Jenelle Marius HELP US! WE ARE DYING! As a nurse and a woman of color, I can see a lot of issues in the healthcare system from both perspectives and I employ other healthcare workers to try to see it as well. I am passionate about a lot of health and social justice issues … Continue reading Help Us! We are Dying!
Contributor: Kristin Six, BSN, RN, CWOCNEarth Day 2023 - Saturday, April 22 Every day, nurses strive to work in line with the nursing profession’s principle of beneficence, or working to do good. But our nursing practice often directly violates another of nursing’s core ethical principles, nonmaleficence, more commonly known as “do no harm.” Single use … Continue reading This Earth Day, Let’s Consider Disposable Healthcare Devices through the Lens of the Nursing Code of Ethics
Historically, bioethics began centuries ago as both a pastoral and theological enterprise within religious traditions. It was pastoral in the sense that clergy would address the questions of right and wrong, good and evil, in relation to questions of uncertainty among the faithful. It was a theological enterprise in the sense that the theologians would … Continue reading Cheap Forgiveness
It has been in our midst from the start, gliding through the thatched undergrowth of our history, now and again managing to coil itself around us, restricting our circulation, but never sufficient to stop the blood-flow to our heart. Or so some would think, though many would not notice. But indeed the snake of biomedical … Continue reading A Snake in our Midst: The Constriction of Nursing Ethics by the Serpent Bioethics
Contributor: Marsha Fowler, Ph.D., MDiv, MS, RN, FAAN The skirmishes and battles have changed, but the war has not. First wave feminists battled the constellation of the regulation of prostitutes, the control of venereal disease, and the toxic sexual double standard. Our battle today is the callous and obdurate slaughter of Roe v Wade, a … Continue reading Morality Police and Steel Rape: Our Future from the 1800s