Remembering My First Patient: “Great…Another One of You Filipino Nurses.”

Just the other day, I began to take care of another “rotten apple” patient who discriminated against me. I walked into the room and immediately hear, “Great…another one of you Filipino Nurses.” Then, I immediately thought, “this #salty a** mf.” Lol. It actually happens, more often than none. And it’s making me begin to believe that there is some sort of pre-existing trend floating around. But, I digress. Continue reading “Remembering My First Patient: “Great…Another One of You Filipino Nurses.””

Leading Causes of Death in Illinois and Associated Risk Factors

::written circa. Fall 2013.

According to the 2010 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, a total of 2,468,435 deaths were registered in the United States (NVSS, 2013).  Of the number of residents, the top 3 leading causes of death attributed to: cardiovascular diseases, malignant neoplasms and respiratory diseases (NVSS, 2013).  In the United States, cardiovascular diseases accounted for 35% of all deaths in 2010 (WHO, 2011).  As for cancer and respiratory diseases, 23% and 7% were accounted, respectively.

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Oh Canadians: Silencing Freedom of Speech

Every morning, I flip open my laptop and scan through my Google News feed. Sadly, I read through this quick article that brought me here today.

To sum it all up, in a few several words, a registered nurse took her frustrations on social media and slashed out at other registered nurses. With that said, she doesn’t even work for the company she slashed out at. And as a result, there are plans to penalize her for “professional misconduct,” by some disciplinary committee.

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