We introduced a team DAISY Award in 2013, and it has been a great addition to our statement of gratitude to nurses. Its acceptance is due, in part, to the increased emphasis in healthcare on interprofessional teams.
Little did Sue Childress RN, MN, OCN, know that her skiing to Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, during a snow storm for her work shift would get national — maybe international — attention.
Although they are well-known for assisting women in labor and delivery, each nurse midwife provides many more healthcare services for women and their families.
We decided to form a nonprofit foundation called DAISY, an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System, tying back to the condition that took our Pat from us. We turn our grief into something positive with the DAISY Award.
My work on the Theory of Human Caring is founded on the principle that practicing kindness, compassion and equanimity toward yourself is an important process to go through before you can be caring, loving and compassionate. Self-care is integral to a nurse’s job.
A Texas nurse “jumped into professional mode” after her husband was bitten by a rattlesnake minutes after he had cut off its head in their yard.
Mercy Ships volunteer nurse Hannah Thyberg, RN, spent two months in Cameroon, working on the Africa Mercy floating hospital. Her experiences caring for children who needed physical care and emotional support gave her a new perspective on life and what being a nurse actually means.
With a goal of building confidence and independence among children and adults with disabilities through scuba therapy, Diveheart uses an innovative and exciting method to temporarily decrease pain and build self-esteem. The Illinois organization is making waves — in the most positive sense — in several states.
My first year as a nurse (and the emotional rollercoaster) began three weeks after my June 2017 graduation. Happiness, anxiety, nervousness, I experienced them all — frequently.
Sarah Sellers, BSN, CRNA, said she thought about her patients as she ran to second place in the prestigious race. When word started spreading on April 16, that Sellers had finished second place in the Boston Marathon, her colleagues at Banner-University Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz. were shocked.