The Anatomy of an Unsafe Abortion

We were all bonded by this nameless woman whose life we were desperately trying to save. The urologist, a grizzled older man with whom I had nothing in common except a medical degree and this patient, rested his hand on my shoulder. "You done good," he said. And then he added, "those bastards." I knew he was referring not just to the physician who did this procedure, but to everyone in society who had contributed to a disadvantaged woman finding herself in such a desperate situation. ...more
 @amountainmomma thank you amountainmomma for saying what needs to be said. My uterus is mine. ...more

Five weeks closer to having “, RN” after my name

Friday was a happy day. It was the day I passed my first mental health nursing course. I know there will be another one next year, but hopefully it will feel like it’s a more productive class. I am very grateful for learning the technique of therapeutic communication, and I’m sure I’ll use it for the rest of my career....more