As a nurse, I know the impact of workplace injury because our profession routinely has among the highest workplace injury rates in the nation. I also recognize that the strength of local businesses, retailers, and farms contributes to the health of my community. Amazon's business model seeks to "disrupt" old economies, in turn this harms its workers, cripples local economies, contributes to consumer waste, and supports some unsavory entities, all without paying a single penny in federal taxes.
Sometimes you read something you just have to share. I [jess] loved this piece when I first read it and wanted to share it with you, too. The article entitled "Love and resistance: Re‐inventing radical nurses in everyday struggles" appears in the current issue of the Journal for Clinical Nursing and can be accessed using... Continue Reading →
Y'all. We are tickled that we have been named a Top Blog of 2019 by NurseRecruiter.com. We are positively delighted and in fabulous company. Thanks for your support and interest - together, we can do anything.
by Jane Hopkins Walsh A group named Doctors for Camp Closure (D4CC) is organizing a protest march in Washington DC on October 19, 2019 to petition congress to act on behalf of migrant people imprisoned in unsafe and inhumane conditions in detention camps. This grassroots coalition appears to lack significant nursing representation. I blog today... Continue Reading →
This week the Supreme Court will being hearing arguments about whether the Civil Rights Act (1964), Title VII statute--barring discrimination based on race, color, national origin, and religion--also includes sexual orientation and gender identity. For the LGBTQ community, this decision has far reaching consequences as it would provide the final say on whether or not LGBTQ people... Continue Reading →
by Jane Hopkins Walsh Some people may have today off from their job to celebrate "the workingmen's [sic] holiday;" others - like nurses - will be working today and we honor those nurses and any other folx who were not afforded a laborday rest. Interestingly, the idea of a "labor day holiday" arose from a... Continue Reading →
Vanessa Shields-Haas, co-creator of the Radical Nurses blog, this week published the article, "How nurse practitioners can expand abortion access" on Kevin.Md. We rarely hear positive stories on expanded access for abortion, however this piece outlines a number of abortion access wins featuring the work of nurse practitioners and midwives. If you are interested in keeping... Continue Reading →
The Radical Nurses blog was included in the article titled, "This must end now: Nurses Mobilize to protest conditions at the border," by blog.nurserecruiter.com. The piece outlines how nursing organizations and individual nurses have forcefully condemned family separations, overcrowding, and mistreatment at the border. The article identifies National Nurses United and the Public Health Nursing Section... Continue Reading →
It was my patient’s mother who first told me the news. A Black man with mental health issues was being paraded through the center of Galveston Texas on a rope between two horses - the image echoed historical photos from slave history of the United States... Except it happened in August 2019. My first reaction... Continue Reading →