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This week’s episode has the members of the panel recovering slightly from our long Labor Day weekend. We don’t shy away from nurses and health care in the news.

The first story discussed is the recent federal court decision upholding an earlier court ruling that there is no causal link between onset of autism and childhood vaccines or vaccine preservatives. We follow that up with a common tale for nursing professionals, physician groups attempting to limit our advanced scope of practice fields due to presumed “safety concerns.”

Kim calls this nursing news article from Colorado a “well, duh!” story because what makes this anything new? We do discuss the ongoing turf war over patient care and oversight between physicians and advanced practice nurses.

Finally, Kim, Lovlei, and I take a look at an interesting article on the history of nurses in Australia connected with a story on the University of Sydney’s nursing school program and their history archive. Kim and Lovlei expressed an interest in seeing more about men involved with early nursing care in both Australia and the U.S. when the discussion of nursing history presents itself.

As always, we have a lot of fun along the way and hope that you will join us! Listen using the player above each week or subscribe for free using iTunes, the Zune marketplace or other RSS reader or podcast catcher. Join us!

On the panel this week:

Lovlei McKinnie, of “The Dog Ate My Care Plan” nursing student blog

Kim McAllister, BSN, RN, Author of the Emergiblog and a regular panelist here at Insights

Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, RN, NREMTP, BA, AAS managing director of the ProMed Network and host of the Nursing Show

Links from the show:

Court has final words for false Autism/Vaccine link

Anesthesiologists against nurses giving anesthesia autonomously

Australian nursing history article

Last week’s Insights in Nursing episode – “Medical Imaging and Wallet Autopsies

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