Happy May Day! Workers from across the U.S. are striking this May Day to protest unsafe working conditions, lack of sick leave and hazard pay, and policies and procedures that put their lives at risk during the pandemic. RNs from unions and hospitals in 13 states and 139 hospitals are holding May Day actions, according... Continue Reading →
Since moving to Maine from Louisiana, I was reminded of the disparities faced by members of the LGBTQ community in states where marriage was legal, or anti-discrimination protections were in place, and those where the community had no access to those rights. Similar restrictions deny people access to abortion care today based on zip code, stripping us of our rights to decide when and how to create family once again.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that 2020 is the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, noting that Nurses and midwives play a vital role in providing health services. These are the people who devote their lives to caring for mothers and children; giving lifesaving immunizations and health advice; looking after older people... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →