Monthly Archives: July 2014

  • From Jerusalem: Nurses Care, Nurses Heal, Nurses Cry

    The current violence and death in the Middle East is tragic beyond words. For the past four years, my husband Dallas Smith and I have gone to Jordan and Israel, working with nurses from Israel, East Jerusalem, and the territories.  As sponsors of the Middle Eastern Nurses Uniting in Human Caring conference, as well as

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  • Nature and Music: Primary to the Patient Experience

    I have written many times about the value of music and nature at the bedside and how it impacts the patient experience.  However, I am not sure the nature of academic writing conveys what actually happens for patients and families. Their stories (so many of which have been shared with us) describe transformative moments that

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