Posts Tagged ‘Advanced Practice Nurses’

West Texas Story has Sleaze, Drama — Sadly, It’s Real

Austin American-Statesman, June 7, 2011

We’ve seen the beginning of the 
Winkler County whistle-blowing nurses movie so many times, but it still doesn’t have an ending. It has an all-star cast. Winkler County nurses Anne Mitchell and Vickilyn Galle; town doctor Rolando G. Arafiles Jr.; hospital administrator Stan Wiley; former Winkler County Sheriff Robert L. Roberts; Winkler County Attorney Scott […]

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Health reform must address primary care shortcomings

Austin American-Statesman, September 11, 2009

As a 30-year neonatal intensive care unit nurse, I know that America funds and delivers the finest high-technology care in the world. But when I admit so many babies of working parents with no insurance and work way too hard to find primary care providers for the babies we send home, I know our country has a terrible problem.

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AJN 2004 Career Guide — Nursing the trends: Nurses have more employment options than ever

American Journal of Nursing [2004 Career Guide, pp. 25-32], January 1, 2004

This solicited piece is a broad, comprehensive overview of the state of the nursing profession in the United States.

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One Step Forward, One Step Back: Physician supervision requirements are troublesome for CRNAs.

American Journal of Nursing [Vol. 103, No. 1, pp. 91-4], January 1, 2003

“It’s a wash,” says Sally Bass Witkowski, CRNA, BSR, when asked about the recent flip-flop Medicare rulings on physician supervision of certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) in hospitals…. “A lot of time, energy, and money were spent by people on both sides of the argument, and for what? Nobody’s job changed.” On January 18, 2001, as […]

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“I Promised Myself That It Would Happen” What happens when a will the size of Texas faces off with the great state itself.

American Journal of Nursing [Vol. 102, No. 10, pp. 106-7], October 1, 2002

It would be difficult to say where Sister Angela Murdaugh, MSN, RN, CNM, FACNM, has made a more profound difference: advancing the profession of nurse midwives through years of advocacy or improving the health and well-being of thousands of the nation’s poorest women and their children who have benefited from the Holy Family Birth Center […]

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U.S. Medical Needs Extend Past Physicans

Austin American-Statesman, January 17, 1994

With the above-the-fold Dec. 26 editorial entitled “Health care reform should draw doctors toward primary care”, the Austin American-Statesman joined the national chorus of plaintive calls for more physicians to practice primary care, as this nation faces an acute shortage of primary care providers in both the public and private sectors. Despite millions of federal […]

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Nursing is nursing, not doctoring

The Wall Street Journal, September 23, 1993

Having practiced neonatal nursing for the past 13 years, I am continuously frustrated by this nation’s ability to cure 500-gram infants vis-à-vis its glaring inability to guarantee that the mother or infant will have access to basic, minimal medical care after the baby is discharged from hospital. Will the economically disadvantaged babies that I have […]

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Empowerment of Advanced Practice Nurses: Regulation Reform Needed to Increase Access to Care

The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics [Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 193-205], February 1, 1993

[This article appeared in this prestigious policy journal the same year that Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Task Force on National Health Care Reform met. Task force members related that it was used as the resource bible on effectively deploying advanced practice nurses in a reformed system.The content is as applicable and relevant today as it was […]

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