Implicit bias is defined as the lack of awareness of your own potential unconscious biases. It is been noted that healthcare providers may not be aware of their actions and may suggest that these biases are active when providing care to patients (Marcelin, Siraj, Victor, Kotadia & Maldonado, 2019). Patients from under represented groups inContinue reading “Implicit Bias and Healthcare”
The past few days the citizens have been protesting the death of a Black man (George Floyd & so many others) by the hands of the police. It has been heart breaking to say the least. COVID-19 pandemic and this latest death of a Black man by the police while three other policeman watched hasContinue reading “Health Disparities”
In light of the riots going on in the United States in varies cities, has caused me to be glued to the television. I have cried every day and it hurts me to see this uprising. I understand and have experienced the hurt and pain felt by the masses of the unfair treatment of myContinue reading “UNPLUG”
All day I have been watching what has been going on in major cities in this country; Houston, Dallas, New York, D.C., Los Angles, Las Vegas, and Atlanta. RACISM impacts all areas of life in the United States, including healthcare. This issue influences our individual health and wellness and should be addressed to make theContinue reading “United States Has A Problem”
I fell running about 6 weeks ago, right when COVID-19 hit Houston. I bruised my left hip and fell on my left hand. I decided I would take care of it myself, after all I AM A NURSE. I wrapped my wrist and took some ibuprofen, applied ice and kept going. The swelling did notContinue reading “My trip to the Doctor”
Nurses have a strange sense of humor….
This nurse demonstrates the dangers of cross contamination while wearing gloves. Avoid cross contamination and please was your hands! Keeping you informed.
I am fortunate enough as a registered nurse to work at home during this pandemic. Today is international Nursing Day, May 12, 2020. I would be re missed not to think about my colleagues and peers working in the trenches. Concerns of COVID-19 We don’t know when this pandemic will end but the mental effectsContinue reading “Day 49 of Working at Home”
The American Nurses Association (ANA) stated 2020 is the year of the nurse, Today is Nurses Day, May 6th, and International Nurses Day is May 12th. I want to wish all my peers and colleagues Happy Nurses Day! Nurses have been deemed hero’s during COVID-19, and it’s appreciated. Nurses are doing what they do allContinue reading “Happy Nurses Day!”
There are many things we can do to reduce stress, and many chose different options that include exercise, meditation, cooking, watching television, movies, or creating something. I engage in many things to manage my stress, that include Zumba, jump roping, bike riding and coloring. Yes, coloring, I shared this with a friend and he saidContinue reading “What Are You Doing To Reduce Your Stress?”
Please wash yours, wear a mask and social distance during this pandemic YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT!