Saving Lives

For millions of people worldwide, nurses are the difference between life and death, self-sufficiency and dependency, hope and despair. But a lack of understanding of what nurses really do — one perpetuated by popular media’s portrayal of nurses as simplistic archetypes — has devalued the profession and contributed to a global shortage that constitutes a public health crisis. Today, the thin…

By Sandy Summers, RN, MSN, MPH & Harry Jacobs Summers JD

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