Maximum Security Kindness or the Public Health Nurse Accrues her CEU’s
Geraldine Gorman, RN, PhD
College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago
Within walls of the peeling paint and behind barbed wire, beneath the gun-turret towers, I find sustaining peace. Looking around at the sangha members assembled on their black and green zafus and mats, I see testimony to fortitude. And more—to integrity. These men, with a minimum sentence of twenty years, could easily have calcified into molten artifacts of rage, despair, and nihilism. Instead, they chose a different path. They opted not only to care but to care deeply, paying close attention in a way that we, who are too much of the world, do not. More...
The Vaudeville Revue
Terry Wahls, MD, MBA
Roy J. and Lucille Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa.
I stare at Grandma, my mother. She is young, barely over sixty. What is happening? I decide it must surely be her heart. I cannot reach to hold her hand. Within minutes, we are inside the garage at the emergency room. Doors fly open. Mom is unloaded. The nurses on one side, the paramedic on the other, they grab her gurney and run into the emergency room. I jump down and follow. They take her to the trauma room, filled with people waiting. I stop as the double doors close. More...