May 2014 Feedback  Comments

Bullying and gender

As we were about to start our first clinical placement, at the University of Saskatchewan, we were warned that nurses eat their young. As if the stress of not killing my first patients wasn’t enough, I now had to avoid becoming prey! Over the past 10 years, working in different countries and...

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April 2014 Feedback  Comments

Stereotypes abound

In the January issue, we read about sexy stereotypes of nurses. In the March issue, we found an insert advertising the Tree of Compassion brooch. The words on the brooch (caring, gentle, cheerful, healing, kindness, patience) perpetuate another, equally harmful, stereotype. Where is the...

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