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Frieda Paton, RN

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Frieda Paton is a registered nurse. Her career path leading to working at a national nurse's association and as a nurse educator inspired her passions for research, writing, professional development and nursing issues.
WHO Elizabeth Iro - Chief Nursing Officer

WHO Appoints Elizabeth Iro as Chief Nursing Officer

Her appointment is a boost in the recognition of nurses’ critical contribution to society.
Animals in Health Care Facilities? Consider These 6 Points

Animals in Health Care Facilities? Consider These 6 Points

The interaction between humans and their animals has been an important part of people’s lives since the beginning of time. We instinctively know that our pets are good for us without needing the evidence that numerous current scientific studies are now investigating.
I'm Falling in Love With My Patient -- Now What?

I’m Falling in Love With My Patient — Now What?

You find yourself strongly attracted to a patient and, especially if the attraction seems to be mutual, you could be heading for a problem.
Human Trafficking in the Health Care Setting: Red Flags Nurses Need to Know

Human Trafficking in the Health Care Setting: Red Flags Nurses Need to Know

As a nurse, you could be the one contact who identifies a victim of human trafficking and provides the means of release. However, you need to know of the signs that the patient is possibly a victim of trafficking and how to manage this highly sensitive situation.
Nursing Issues That Still Persists Nurses Today

6 Persistent Nursing Issues and Challenges We Still Can’t Solve

Nursing has come a very, very long way in the past century. However, some of the challenges highlighted by nurse leaders in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s, still face the profession a century later even though their exact nature might be somewhat different.

6 Things Nurses Should Know if They Commit a Serious Medication Error

Here are six things nurses need to know if they commit a medication error:

International Nurses Day 2017: Celebrating and Encouraging Nurses’ Voice

Every year the ICN chooses a special theme for IND and this year it is Nurses: A Voice to Lead, Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Nurse Henrietta Stockdale: Pioneer of First State Registration for Nurses

Nurse Henrietta Stockdale: Pioneer of First State Registration for Nurses

South Africa became the first country in the world to make legal provision for the curriculum for nurses and midwives, approval of training schools, as well as standardized examinations for entry into the register.
Men in Nursing: What Was It Like During the 1900's?

Men in Nursing: What Was It Like During the 1900’s?

Two nurses share their experiences on what was it like being a nurse during the 1900's.

Substance Abuse in Nursing: What Are the Signs and What To Do About It?

Do you suspect that a co-worker is abusing drugs or alcohol and impaired while at work? What are the signs? What should you do about it?

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