A nurse talks about how she overcame her initial COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and decided to get the shot. A registered nurse was recently featured in the New York Times for his choreography in a film that reimagines the dynamic of end-of-life care. A popular podcast offers a raw and unfiltered conversation about nursing, both on and off the clock. Read on for more nursing news and insights.
Nurse shares story about overcoming vaccine hesitancy
As the debate about whether or not to receive a COVID-19 vaccination continues, including among healthcare providers, one nurse has decided to share her story about being vaccinated after she initially thought she would not.
According to an interview shared by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), Barb Bosah, MS, RN, PCCN, was initially reluctant to get vaccinated due to cultural influences and the desire for more long-term scientific data. However, support from family, role models, and co-workers changed her mind.
In the interview, AACN clinical practice specialist Jenny Nelson speaks to Bosah about her experience of overcoming vaccine hesitancy and how she’s now encouraging other nurses to consider vaccination. The full video interview and transcript can be accessed here.
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Registered nurse choreographer featured in The New York Times
Devynn Emory, RN, a senior staff nurse at NYU Langone Health in Brooklyn, was recently featured by The New York Times about his choreography work for deadbird, a film that reimagines the dynamic of end-of-life care.
According to the story, the film is inspired in part by the medical mannequins that Emory encountered in nursing school—“lifelike robots that simulate real patients” and “an ideal care team for a body who’s passing.” Emory also tells the Times that working on the movie became a way of tending to grief outside the pressures of working in a hospital setting.
Podcast spotlight: Nurse Blake
Hosted by Blake Lynch, BSN, a 2014 graduate of the University of Central Florida, the Nurse Blake podcast offers a raw and unfiltered conversation about nursing, both on and off the clock. Weekly episodes are reportedly followed by 2.5 million listeners, and the content includes videos and high-energy skits. Topics include a range of personal and clinical conversations, including relationship advice, safe staffing ratios, and the ban on gay blood. The podcast also features Blake’s husband Brett, a non-healthcare worker, as co-host.
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