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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.
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6 Science-Based Tips for Better Sleep

This article looks firstly at the consequences of sleep deprivation and fatigue. We then provide some tips which you can try to sleep better—before you resort to medication.

Stand Together Apart: A Moving Song by a COVID-19 Frontline Nurse

Nurse Mika Mamon expresses her feelings and experiences as an ICU nurse during the peak of the COVID-19 epidemic in her song entitled “Stand Together Apart.”

8 Tips to Avoid Skin Damage While Wearing PPE

The following tips to prevent and manage PPE-related skin problems are summarized from advice provided by experts from across the world.

Certified Nurse Midwife Guide: How to Become A Nurse Midwife

Interested in becoming a certified nurse midwife? This nursing career guide provides you with all the information you need about what the nurse midwife does, how to become one, salary of nurse midwives, job outlook, qualifications, and more.

Nurse With Asthma and Only One Lung Recovers From COVID-19

When Tanya Adell-O’Neal was admitted to hospital with COVID-19, she knew that her chances of survival hung in the balance. Not only was she hardly able to speak from shortness of breath, but she also suffered from asthma and had only one lung.

ICN Calls for More Than Applause to Celebrate International Nurses Day

This year's International Nurses Day was always going to be a special one – occurring on the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale and in the first-ever International Year of the Nurse.

8 Self-Care Ideas to Celebrate Nurses Week

Nurses need to stay healthy if they want to continue caring for others and this means that they need to practice self-care more than ever.

Nurses Protest at White House Over Lack of PPE

Nurses protested in front of the White House on April 21 to draw attention to the plight of nurses and other health care workers who do not have adequate safety equipment to protect them against COVID-19 infection.

Nursing During the Deadliest Influenza Pandemic of 1918

Never before have those of us who are alive today experienced the demands and the collective shock, grief, and feeling of helplessness brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nursing Organizations Across the World Call for Urgent Resolution of PPE Shortages

Shortage of adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline health workers is being reported from nearly every country in the world as COVID-19 continues to spread.

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