Merry Christmas

May you enjoy good times with family and friends during this season. May you create precious memories that will last many years. May the message of Christmas be true to you; a message of Hope, Peace and Joy. Merry Christmas!

7 Ways Nurses Can Treat Their Feet Right

  Your feet literally carry you through life, bear your weight and take you places. As a nurse, you are constantly on your feet, from eight hours to sixteen-hour shifts.  The importance of the feet cannot be over-stated. Despite their importance, the feet are often neglected. So what can you do to treat your feet right?     Pedicure and Foot Baths Taking care of your feet is important. Make sure you wash your feet when you shower, and be sure to give them a good scrub when you take a bath. You can buy a foot bath with a […]

How to Handle Illegal Interview Questions

Interviews are stressful to say the least. Your stress levels begin to rise the night before the interview, and you don’t sleep well at all. You keep wondering what you will say, whether you will impress your potential employer and if you will get the job? Making sure you are well dressed and not forgetting to smile and laugh at the not so funny interviewer’s jokes, only adds to your stress levels. When an interviewer asks a question you know is illegal, you have to think fast and answer it as appropriately as you can. Avoid letting your anxiety kick […]

How Hiba finds joy in dancing

By  Dr. Tabinda Habib    My good friend Hiba, a nurse coworker had recently suffered the loss of her first baby. As with anybody afflicted with such a misfortune, Hiba was totally unwilling to discuss the matter. Even then, I still wanted to be with her and console her. I decided to help with her daily household tasks because I wanted her to know there was someone in her life who was really concerned about her well-being. She seemed so weak, wiped out, pale, tired and depressed after the episode. Her husband Asif was not very supportive of her. The […]

Spiritual Support at the End of Life

          Our patients are often faced with end of life decisions. Some of these decisions are medically related like; should they continue being dependent on the ventilator or do they want to get off and face whatever happens? Some decide not to have resuscitation should their heart stop beating. Other decisions are financial and have to do with their family or lawyers. The emotional and spiritual decisions are often left to the people who spend the most time with them, and in this case it’s the nurses. For you to assist your patient with spiritual decisions, […]

How Minority Nurses Can Avoid Being Bullied

          Much as nursing is a helping career and nurses are supposed to be the most caring human beings on the planet, unfortunately, some nurses experience bullying by their coworkers. All nurses face the potential of being bullied; however, nurses who are in the minority are usually at a higher risk because the bully sees them as an easy target. Bullies target people they perceive to be weaker than they are.   When you are in the minority, particularly if you are a new nurse or new employee, the bully will realize that you already have […]