Cast Your Vote!

Nursing Blog

Guest post by Megan Gallagher L.N. Smith’s quote has been imprinted on my heart since the day I first heard her perspective on ethical consumerism. She said, “With every dollar you spend, you cast your vote for what kind of world you want to live in.” The majority of us often waltz into a store to purchase without looking past the brand or price. We consume countless products every day but lack the true knowledge of what we are consuming. There are three main problems we have in our world today that stray us far from ethical consumerism. The first […]

5 Tips to Help you Master the Art of Storytelling in Nursing

          Several years ago, I worked with a surgeon who used to explain the disease process to his patients by telling them that their livers looked like cheese, or their hearts worked like a second-hand car. The patients were so frightened that many of them probably died out of fear rather than from the diagnosis.   Having the art of storytelling can be a powerful tool that can be used to explain and clarify a lot in the medical profession. You can use storytelling to explain procedures, the disease process, end of life and lots more to […]

Why Joining Toastmasters Is a Must.

Toastmasters Magazine

If you are looking for any promotion or leadership role, you need to join a Toastmasters club. Toastmasters clubs offer an inexpensive way for you to improve your leadership and communication skills. A few years ago, the patients that I worked with were critically ill, and most of them were on breathing machines. I had very little communication with them. I never considered joining Toastmasters because I felt that my communication skills didn’t need improvement. Then came the day I found myself in a position in which I needed to give a few speeches in our community. That’s when I […]