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"I'm laughing from both the joy and the excruciating pain of childbirth and postpartum."
“We have to make the profession attractive again.”
The multitasking is seriously impressive.
Unionized nurses across Canada have long argued that fiscally driven short staffing ignores the larger picture, putting patients' safety at risk.
They also expect to be dismissed or ignored when they complain or report it.
The journey is long, and pregnancy and breast feeding are but a short (monumental) blip on the timeline. I want to celebrate that.
Breasts are sexualised at every turn. They bounce up and down reality television shows and pageants (granted, more often than not, the ones we see don't move), adorn magazine covers, sell lingerie to make bedroom fantasies come true and yet are still publicly rejected, shamed, and bullied when openly exposed in their most natural of states. I often wonder how we made it to the overly advertised earth of the 21st century and still can't publicly display our babies' favourite place to grab a quick snack.
The evidence is clear: Large-scale private equity investments in nursing home facilities too often jeopardize the quality of care and put seniors' health at risk. So what can we do to stop it? Here are some ideas.
They do things that other people would shun. Really think about that. They are also underappreciated, which is a real shame because there aren't many professions in the world more awesome than nursing. We need to shower nurses with appreciation for their work because the things that nurses do for their patients are among the most noble on the planet.
My family and I essentially lived at the Grand River Hospital's ICU the last two weeks. We were there to give comfort to my mom as she fought a valiant but losing battle with cancer. As odd as this may sound, they were two of the most inspiring weeks of our lives.