Welcome to this edition of Change of Shift, the blog carnival by, about and for nurses!
We have old friends, new bloggers and few “editor’s choice” picks thrown into the mix.
Nurses continue to discuss health care reform and I wanted to pass on a link to a great BlogHer page that gives you More Tools to Get Your Own Scoop on the Health Care Debate. Great resource!
Oh man, this is a hoot! Seems Nurse Jackie is channeling Nurse K over at Crass-Pollination. It looks like the producers may be getting their material straight from K! It’s here, in Nurse K Obit Game Makes it into Nurse Jackie. Coincidence? I think not!
Barbara at Florence dot com submits a post from her Medscape blog, On Your Meds discussing what motivates parents to champion advocacy efforts. There is also a scholarship opportunity in Hope and the Power of Parents. Reading the entire post will require Medscape registration (What? You aren’t registered at Medscape? It’s SO worth it!!!).
Speaking of Medscape, blogger Beka Serdans from In Own Words: Medscape Nurses looks at staffing levels and retention and wonders Are You Leaving or Staying ? Take the poll; stay for the great discussion in the comments and check out the follow up post !
There is a lot of discussion about Britian’s National Health Service these days. I’m pretty sure we don’t get the whole story. As someone who works in the NHS every day, Julie from Life in the NHS wonders Is the NHS Such a Bad Thing?
Also at NurseConnect, Career Transitions and Other Nurse Topics, Nurse Laura asks Nurses: How Healthy is Your Work Environment? Does it help you advance in the profession or does it impede your function? How do we make sure we have what we need?
In Comments from the Peanut Gallery, Elaine at Miss-Elaine-ious, RN describes how her compressed/accelerated RN program differed from the classic four-year route. Great read for those interested in nursing as a second career!
Here’s a couple of submissions that aren’t from nurses, but that nurses may find interesting:
Cognitive function has huge implications for our patients. Alvaro at SharpBrains always has interesting articles, and he was published in the Frontiers in Neuroscience journal! He shares that article with us in Preparing Society for the Cognitive Age. It’s all about brain fitness.
Jimmy from The Web Nurse at Masters in Nursing Online sends a list of 40 Free Open Courseware Classes About the Human Body. Need a refresher on anatomy and physiology? You may find it here!
Thanks for reading this edition of Change of Shift and many thanks to all who submitted this week (and to those who are surprised to find their submissions here ; ) ! The next CoS will be at This Crazy Miracle Called Life on September 3rd. You can send submission to Amanda via the Blog Carnival button on the right side bar or directly to “agmcgaha at gmail dot com”.