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This episode of Insights in Nursing kicks off with a report on job satisfaction and nurses, we look at an unfortunate incident involving a lost kidney, plus we examine the special role parish nurses have in their communities. We are joined in this episode by a special two person panel including host Jamie Davis (of the Nursing Show) along with Terri Schmitt from NurseStory.com.

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This week’s show kicks of with a look at an article that puts nurses near the top of the “Unhappiest Jobs in America.” Nurses are number two on the list and I guess we should be glad we’re not security guards, who ranked number one in job dissatisfaction. Reasons cited include compensation, opportunities for advancement, and workplace culture. A blog article over at AdvanceWeb.com agreed wholeheartedly and wondered why nurses weren’t leaving the profession in droves.

Nurses, Medical Errors, and Lost Kidneys

In last week’s episode of Insights in Nursing, Error Creep and Just Culture, we discussed how nurses get stuck with the brunt of the medical error opportunities. This week Jamie and Terri discussed a sad story about an Ohio nurse who inadvertently threw away a donor kidney following the first half of a transplant operation. There, but for the grace of God, go I! Luckily, the hospital appears to be handling this with a “Just Culture” approach to medical errors citing their looking for ways to improve their processes and move forward after this tragic mistake.

Parish Nurses on Healthcare’s Front Lines

Finally, Jamie and Terri wrapped up the show with a look at a program that supports parish nurses as a way to improve public health nursing outreach. Jamie cited his own work with his church’s parish nurse to educate and support the health of that community. Terri loved that there was grant money to pay for parish nursing positions and to offer this health improving nursing service to others.

On the panel this week:

Terri Schmitt of NurseStory.com and @onlineNursing on Twitter.

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host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, RN, NREMTP, BA, AAS managing director of the ProMed Network and host of the Nursing Showand MedicCast weekly programs.

Join us as we delve in to our week’s topics.

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Links from the Topic:

Unhappiest Jobs in America

AdvanceWeb.com Blog Post on Unhappy Nurses

Nurse Disposes of Kidney by Accident

Parish Nurse as Health Advocate

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