ah-HAH! Nursing blogs review part two
Well, I have been reading lots of blogs lately. See, I put links to some over there on the left hand side?
There are lots of blogs by nurses out there in the blogosphere (remember when we used to call it cyberspace? I digress). Lots of mediocore ones, some really pathetically bad ones, and some wonderful ones. I put three of the best I've found so far in the "Interesting blogs-health related" links on the left (don't worry, those of you not featured, I can't possibly have read but a miniscule number of the total available yet...).
Digital Doorway is written by a nurse who describes himself as "work[ing] with the Latino community in a medium-sized New England city, caring for individuals with HIV/AIDS, diabetes, addiction, and sundry illnesses related to lives rife with trauma and the intergenerational effects of poverty". He also teaches nursing at a Community College. I surmise by reading the story of his day at work that somewhere in his job description are the words "case management". His post of January 27th. perfectly describes what it is like to be invited into a family's life by way of your job. Every nurse engaged in community care which includes home visiting, can relate to sitting on the dirty floor in a bedroom in a house defined (in many ways) by poverty.
Emergiblog is "the life and times" of an "Emergency Department RN"; well-written, interesting, and managing to simultaneously explain it just like it is with humor while maintaining compassion for those whose situations are described. Wow. Of course, the wonderful graphics and pictures of Cherry Ames don't hurt. You have no idea how great it was to find another nurse who confesses to the world that she started on her nursing journey thanks to Cherry. Me too!
Here is a Cherry Ames' page, BTW, for the rest of you fans.
Finally, stop by Coffee and Conversation in a Smoky Room, which describes the
30 years ago.