Archive: November2011

VAWA Reauthorization

VAWA Reauthorization

For US readers interested in taking action around efforts to ensure the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (Senators Leahy and Crapo will introduce the bill today), please check out information from the National Task Force to End Sexual and…

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Tyler Perry’s Open Letter to Penn State 11-Year-Old

Tyler Perry’s Open Letter to Penn State 11-Year-Old

Several folks sent me this yesterday, and I see it making the rounds on Twitter and Facebook. I just got around to reading it this morning. If you have not seen it yet, please read Tyler Perry's Open Letter to…

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Whistleblowing

Whistleblowing

As the case of the 2 nurses in Texas has drawn to a close, and the physician in the case (along with other non-medical personnel) held accountable by licensing bodies and the criminal justice system, Medscape has published a wrap-up of the…

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Making Your Case

Making Your Case

I almost titled this post, "Everything I need today can be found over at the RWJF site", but I didn't feel like it would really grab anyone's interest. However, I spent a lot of time trawling through their Vulnerable Populations…

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

I am taking the rest of this week off to spend time with family and friends. I hope all of you are getting time off, as well. To those of you pulling a shift or taking call, my hopes that…

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Medscape Roundup

Medscape Roundup

I was perusing Medscape last night and noticed there are several items that may be worth your time, including several CE and CME offerings from October and November: Vodka Tampons to Get Drunk (Chief Complaint Blog) Sexual History of Adolescents in…

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

November 25th begins 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. From the site: Participants chose the dates November 25- International Day Against Violence Against Women-and December 10- International Human Rights Day- in order to symbolically link violence against women and human…

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Animal Cruelty and Violence

Animal Cruelty and Violence

I had a question from a reader wanting to know if there were any webinars on domestic violence and animal abuse. I think Allie Phillips is doing some of the best work out there on the topic, and one of…

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Victims, Not Accusers

Victims, Not Accusers

I'm in Miami this week, and I'm desperately trying to put a challenging week behind me. So I leave you with some excellent reading by Jackson Katz in today's HuffPost on the media and Penn State. Have a great weekend.…

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Thank You…and Welcome

Thank You…and Welcome

To all of you who posted such lovely comments on the site yesterday, or who sent me private emails, thank you so much. I am overwhelmed by the show of support for this site. What's most interesting is that in…

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Bullying and Harassment

Bullying and Harassment

One of the best parts of living in DC is the ability to attend live events across a broad spectrum. Today, for instance, I was able to attend a briefing at the National Press Club on the AAUW report I…

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1 More Thing

1 More Thing

So a post from almost exactly a year ago is generating a lot of conversation, and not in a great way. It's too bad, because the post was written for this site. It was written because humor is critical to sustaining…

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Violence and the Nurses’ Health Study

Violence and the Nurses’ Health Study

When I think about the research out there being done on the impact of violence on health, I typically don't think of the Nurses' Health Study. So I was surprised to see this article in HuffPo about the linkage between…

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Happy Veteran’s Day

Happy Veteran’s Day

I am fortunate enough to spend many of my days teaching for, and training with servicemen and women from all branches of the US military. I am the proud daughter of a Vietnam vet, the proud granddaughter of a WWII…

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Over It

Over It

Thank you, Eve Ensler. I believe you've summed it up quite effectively.

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Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites

Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites

The Pew Internet and American Life Project just published the findings from their survey on teens and social networks: Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites. Read the full report here (PDF), or review the section breakdown (with hyperlinks) after the…

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The Criminalization of Nursing Mistakes

The Criminalization of Nursing Mistakes

I attended a meeting last week in which we discussed the criminalization of nursing errors, and I have to admit, it was one of the highlights of the meeting. Punitive and finite steps (this may be one of the most tragic…

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Mandatory Reporting

Mandatory Reporting

In the wake of the serial child sexual abuse and assault being uncovered at Penn State, it seems prudent to make sure we all understand what our obligations are regarding reporting these types of crimes. Mind you, these are just our legal…

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Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School

Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School

While my brain is very much consumed (and repulsed) by the details of the abuse--and rampant failures to report said abuse--at Penn State, it can be hard to remember there's anything else going on in the world. But this report,…

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Forensic Nursing Week is November 7-11

Happy Forensic Nurses Week to my fellow forensic nurses around the world! 

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