Archive for July, 2014

How to Keep Loving What You Do, Burning Brightly

Posted on July 16th, 2014 by Vidette Todaro-Franceschi

Recently I was invited to write an article on something I am passionate about for an innovative fairly new nursing magazine called Nursesfyi.  The latest edition just came out, and I am posting the pdf here, graciously provided by Rich Williams, the creator and editor of this magazine.  Rich Williams has been a nurse for […]

Running in A Circle Shooting Inward At One Another: Its Time to Fix ‘Us’

Posted on July 14th, 2014 by Vidette Todaro-Franceschi

Years ago I had dynamic nursing professor who used to say that nurses are the only professional group who run around in a circle shooting inward at one another instead of shooting outward to protect and support each other.  Her words stuck in my head as I moved along in my career, sometimes working with […]

Are You Being Bullied or Are You A Bully?

Posted on July 12th, 2014 by Vidette Todaro-Franceschi

Below is a link to an article I wrote on bullying and incivility in nursing and applying the ART model published in New Jersey Nurse.  If we want to make things better, we have to work together… Do you belong to your State Nurse’s Association?  There is power in numbers.

Are you burnt out?

Posted on July 4th, 2014 by Vidette Todaro-Franceschi

Burnout is a serious syndrome that is unfortunately affecting many carers today.  I equate burnout with a person who appears almost “heartless,” a person who no longer seems to care–about anything.  People who are burned out are detached, disconnected, disengaged, and dispassionate–they have lost their sense of purpose and are losing their moments.  In a […]