MODIFICATIONS MAY SAVE YOUR HEART!

Modification

          Just two nights ago (Thursday) a really good friend of mine from high school stopped by.  I hadn’t seen her for a year or so and I wondered how she had been doing, but the days seem to go by so quickly anymore with work, children, life, etc.  Anyway, as we were catching up, she happened to mention that she had a heart attack not too long ago.  I was SO shocked – just my age – and she Continue reading

MENTAL HEALTH NURSING – A FIELD OF ITS OWN

 

            Ten years ago I practiced as a registered nurse in the field of in-patient and outpatient mental health.  The settings were both adult psychiatric units that dealt with a host of issues, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic and phobia disorders, post-traumatic stress, schizophrenia, ADD, eating disorder, delirium, suicide attempts, etc.  It was truly a field of its own.  Mental health nursing can Continue reading