“Brain on Fire” Movie Review

This movie portrays the real life story of Susannah Cahalan, based off her bestselling memoir "Brain on Fire".  Susannah was a 21-year-old New York Times journalist who was hospitalized after she was almost lost to an autoimmune illness when the medical system failed her.  Just before being sent to a psychiatric hospital, one of her …

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Let’s talk about the alcoholics and the drug addicts…

Do I have your attention?  I know, you've heard it all before.  Nothing new here.  And I'm sure you've heard about the "stigma" that surrounds alcohol and drug use.  You may still have this feeling that it's the abusers fault anyways so it's not your problem or your concern.  Or perhaps you struggle with these …

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Teaching Cultural Sensitivity

Recently, Pearson has fallen under the scrutiny of the public as allegations of racism emerge.  In an attempt to teach cultural sensitivity to the next generation of nurses, a recent textbook, "Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning", described cultural discrepancies in response to pain which exhibited vast generalizations and stereotypes. (Read more here).  The lack …

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