How much is enough?

There is a puzzling thing that happens for many of us when someone seems to notice that something we are doing or have done deserves notice. I have experienced this myself - when a representative from the American Nurses Association called to inform me that they were giving me a “Human Rights Award.” My response... Continue Reading →

A Manifesto for Nurses

Last week, I unpacked some ideas about the exigency that nurses understand and embrace the inherently political nature of their work. One of the mantras of Women’s Liberation was “the personal is political,” an idea first presented by radical feminists Carol Hanisch, Shulamith Firestone, and Anne Koedt. This is a critical contribution of radical Second... Continue Reading →

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