The ultimate compliment: my adorable family doc telling me I look very healthy
I reached 2000 followers last night! This is so crazy because I started this blog for myself as a way to keep track of all of the great medical and nursing images that I was seeing around the net!
I’ve compiled a list of the top ten most reblogged original posts that I have posted over the last few months!
Shoutout to all my other nurseblrs! You folks are awesome and inspire me to keep tumblring!
Getting to class on time, in bad weather, on the bus always feels like the movie Superbad - lots of weird people, annoying obstacles, and the end result kind of sucks.
This was an awesome read as I waited for my school’s scheduling website to run…and then crash for the second time this week.
But seriously read it.
This guy!! What a great story!
Sarah Silverman forever
That is true in Canada too, but maybe not the to same degree. I sometimes feel like my family and past mentors were let down when I chose nursing school over med school, but I just keep reminding them that it was a CHOICE. Nursing is not a lesser medical school — it is a different framework of supporting the patient. Doctors and nurses must work together to help patients get well. Once could not exist without the other!
I chose nursing over psych (after graduating from psych) because there are no psychology jobs and lots of nursing jobs. I also like the more medical aspect of psych nursing vs. just psychology alone!
What makes you think you have depression? Do you think that your family is making a “big fuss” because they care about you? Or maybe they don’t really understand what depression means.
Depression can be very serious. Sometimes people with depression feel like hurting or killing themselves. These feelings can exist in varying degrees. Some people feel like hurting themselves every day, and others only get these feelings once and a while. For people who don’t have depression these types of thoughts can be scary to hear about - especially to the people who want to keep you safe, like your family.
There is a lot of stigma that is associated with depression. These are assumptions and thoughts that people have when they think about people with depression. Some of these thoughts might be that people with depression are dangerous, or that the depression can go away if only the person tried harder. These assumptions are not true, and hurt people with depression. You are right, these don’t really exist when people have cancer. It is sometimes a lot harder to deal with depression because of these assumptions.
My suggestion is to use the internet, the library, and your doctor as resources for information. Educate yourself about what it means to have depression, and then teach the people around you. A lot of people have never openly known someone with depression, and they need to be taught what depression means, what they can do to help, and how they can help you to stay well.
Depression is a serious illness that can be treated with medication, psychological counselling, and lifestyle changes. Don’t let your family diminish your feelings. They are valid, and they are serious. You need to take care of yourself, and it will be a lot easier if your family is there to help you.
Take care <3
Hi anon. This is a really serious thing to say. I am not going to answer your question but I will say this, I love you. You are a person with worth and who has the ability to give your special and unique gifts to the world. Suicide is not the answer.
Please look at these links before you make any decisions:
Everyone feels alone, worthless, and helpless sometimes. Some people feel it more intensely than others. I believe that you have the strength to get through this. You have value.
Suicide is an emergency. Call a friend or family member if you can. Call 911 if you need help. I don’t know where you’re located but google: “moblie crisis line, location” or “suicide hotline” to find supportive people to talk to.
This doesn’t have to be the end. There is so much left out there for you to experience.
I think it is important for all health care professionals to go through some kind of extreme pain every once and a while. Often, we as health care professionals avoid the pain that affects our patients because we are vigilant about our own health, are younger, and usually come from a middle to high socioeconomic upbringing. We learn about the pain they experience, but we don’t feel it ourselves.
Although this is not true for all, I can say that it is true for myself. After experiencing a very painful acute condition, waiting in the ER for 10 hours, and lying motionless in extreme pain for 3 days I have been reconnected to the people that I am learning to treat. I will savour these feelings of pain, anguish, and frustration with my body in order to increase my ability to treat and empathize at a higher level with my current and future patients.
Oh, gross. One more reason to be vegetarian/vegan.
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Bohemian Polypharmacy sung by Aivia, concept by Dr. James McCormack.
James McCormack is a doctor of pharmacy who is well known in Canada for his work in the Therapeutics Initiative, an independent party separate from the government and the pharmaceutical industry aiming to provide evidence-based information on drug therapy.
He is perhaps lesser known for his other side projects, one of which includes making parody music videos surrounding the world of medicine and medications.
In this video, he tackles the topic of polypharmacy.
This is an awesome summary of polypharmacy!
I was going through some old emails this morning and I came across this conversation I had with a first year psychology student who was seeking some advice on how to proceed through her degree on a track that would lead to graduate school.
After rereading the advice I had given, I thought that it might help some of you out there preparing to make the most of your years as an undergraduate student.
So, here it is! You (didn’t) ask for it!
Art Science Nursing’s top tips for making the most of the academic side of your undergraduate degree:
How people who work Monday to Friday react…
Meanwhile nursing students are like…
I hope you all find some kind of weekend bliss, even if it is just for an hour or so. <3