The latest edition of the Best In Nurse Blogs-my bi-weekly focus on the best writing by, for, or about Nurses!
Best In Nurse Blogs:
Guest Post: The Nerdy Nurse
I guess Dr.Dean felt this place needed a little nerdification this week! He has asked me to host the best in nurse blogs and I just couldn’t say no.
For this edition, I’d like to focus on advocacy for both patients and nurses. Amanda Trujillo is still blowing up the blogosphere, but the overall issue of advocacy is also is the biggest picture here.
I want to take a moment to introduce you to a couple of new additions to the nursing blogosphere.
New Kids on the Nursing Blog Block
Greg, at GRC Healthcare is blogging about ways to contact the Arizona Governor and Board of Nursing. The Amanda Trujillo case is still blowing up the blogosphere.
Nurses are Patient Advocates
Amanda’s story is one that touches many of us because we’ve been there, and if we haven’t, we know it could come at any moment. Many of use nurse bloggers have come together to create a movement of nurses advocating for other nurses. If you’d like to join our efforts we would love to have you at Nurse Up! (you know, like “man-up”). Nurses are using their voices in social media to stand on their soapboxes and speak out against what we feel is injustice, not only to Amanda, but to our profession.
Nurses Advocating for Patients and Nurses
Unfortunately, there are some, like Megan at Not Nurse Ratched who are on the complete opposite end of the spectrum. She publicly encouraged Amanda to, well, we’ll just say to keep her mouth shut. She also stated on twitter that she doesn’t feel that nurses should support other nurses just because they are nurse. I disagree.
Nurse Ratched’s Place has blogged about Why Doctors Aren’t Talking about Amanda Trujillo. But a few doctors have chimed in on the issue. ER physician blog White Coat’s Call Room wants to dig deeper into the subject. While at least one, Your Doctors Order, has gone on the offensive.
Those Emergency Blues has done an excellent job at getting to the core of Why Nurses are Furious About the Amanda Trujillo Case. I think this blog post does one of the best jobs I have seen at getting to meat and potatoes of it all.
Nurse Friendly, although he’s not a blogger, I’ll put him in as an honorary blogger for this edition. I am trying my darnedest to get him dive into wordpress! Hey, maybe if you guys comment here and let him know how great it is, he’ll be guided a little closer to the wordpress bandwagon. At any rate, if you are looking for resources to use social media to advocate for Amanda Trujillo, Nurse Friendly has a list of resources.
Nurse Entrepreneur Bloggers
Thank you to Dr. Dean Burke for asking me to host this weeks best of nurse blogs. It’s an honor and a pleasure.
Oh, and this puts me at 2 weeks at house in Costa Rica… right Dr. Dean?
Brittney Wilson, RN, BSN works as a Clinical Informatics Specialist in Georgia. She describes herself as a Patient, Nurse and Technology advocate and has a passion for using technology in innovate and simplify lives, especially in health care. She blogs about nursing issues, health care , technology and parenting on The Nerdy Nurse. You can also find her on twitter @TheNerdyNurse
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