Archive for the “Compassion” Category

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.


Posted on November 30th, 2013 by Vidette Todaro-Franceschi

During several recent keynotes at events where nurses and other health care professionals were in attendance, I introduced my idea of “flutterbying,” and the response was so overwhelmingly positive, I am utterly convinced that the concept of  “flutterbying”  has real merit.  So please feel free to use the term to promote positive change.    

Compassionate Caring

Posted on November 2nd, 2012 by Vidette Todaro-Franceschi

I live in South New Jersey.  I never dreamed that I would ever want to blog about my home or my work environment.  But now I find myself compelled to write, not about health care and work-related topics per say, but about things much closer to home. My home AND your home, us. We were […]

Embracing Our Humanness and Each Other

Posted on September 27th, 2012 by Vidette Todaro-Franceschi

Recently a student came to my office and after closing the door, burst into tears.  She shared that she was going through a personal crisis at home and was having a difficult time focusing in class.  I rode home that evening thinking about the people I have worked with over the years in various health […]