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Frieda Paton, M.Cur, RN

Frieda Paton, M.Cur, RN
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Frieda Paton is a registered nurse with a Master’s degree in nursing education. Her passion for nursing education, nursing issues and advocacy for the profession were ignited while she worked as an education officer, and later editor, at a national nurses’ association. This passion, together with interest in health and wellness education since her student days, stayed with her throughout her further career as a nurse educator and occupational health nurse. Having reached retirement age, she continues to contribute to the profession as a full-time freelance writer. In the news and feature articles she writes for Nurseslabs, she hopes to inspire nursing students and nurses on the job to reflect on the trends and issues that affect their profession and communities - and play their part in advocacy wherever they find themselves.
ANA Position Statements on HIV/AIDS

ANA Publishes Policy Statements on HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care

The American Nurses Association (ANA) released a Position Statement with 13 updated policies on prevention and care for HIV and related conditions.
Ethel Gordon Fenwick: First Registered Nurse and Nurse Reformist

Ethel Gordon Fenwick: Nurse Reformist You Never Knew About

Ethel Gordon Fenwick was the pioneer of the movement for professional registration for nurses.
Members of the National Nurses United for H.R.1309. Image via: uswlocals.org

House Passes Bill to Prevent Workplace Violence Against Health Care and Social Service Workers

H.R.1309 was passed by the House of Representatives to address violence against health care staff.
NURSING UNIONS

Nurse Unions Pros and Cons: Should You Join?

What are nurse unions? Should you join a union? What are the pros and cons of nurse unions?
Caty Nixon breaks down after a tough day. Image: Facebook

Love For Nurses Pours In After Photo of Exhausted L&D Nurse Goes Viral

Laura McIntyre posted a photo on Facebook of her identical twin sister, Caty Nixon, breaking down over dinner after having gone through a particularly rough shift.
10 Emergency 'MacGyver' Hacks for Nurses

10 Emergency ‘MacGyver’ Hacks for Nurses

You’re at a party, a family gathering, or next to the sports field - and someone develops a health issue. All eyes turn to you because, after all, you’re the nurse or nurse-to-be. Does this scenario sound familiar to you?

Next Gen NCLEX: What You Need to Know?

The current exam items focus more on testing knowledge, rather than clinical judgment – in other words, the application of knowledge through critical thinking and decision making that is required in nursing practice.
Nurse Burnout: Managing and Preventing Burnout

Nurse Burnout: Are You At Risk?

Burnout in nursing is a growing problem because of ever-increasing stress. In this article, we’ll define what is burnout, symptoms of burnout, and what you can do to manage and prevent it.
Michigan Nurses Association Rally

US Nurses Fight to Unionize

Nurses in the US are increasingly organizing to form unions in response to the negative impact which the for-profit health care system in the US is having on patient care.

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