You have heard or read one. You even have one of your own. They have the power to move and change us in ways that no other form of communication can… Stories.
Some of the most powerful changes in the world came first from a story. Stories inspire sharing, action, reflection, and connection. They are even the basis of qualitative inquiry, which leads to new theories and evidence. Stories are one of the reasons we continue to work in healthcare and are able to relate to one another as human beings.
NurseStory.com is going through a re-launch. This blog will no longer be a place where my thoughts and opinions are published, but it will become what it was originally intended to be, a place where the true events, thoughts, and observations of nurses and others who work within healthcare can be published.
There are two primary goals in the re-launch of NurseStory.com:
1.) It is to be a place where honest and thought-provoking stories can move others and possibly even change healthcare.
2.) It will serve as a place where nurses and others in healthcare can gain experience in writing, work through the process of publication, and be published.
NurseStory.com will no longer be a sole venture, but will be guided by a Board of Directors, who will assist in writing, editing, and guiding a peer-review process. The Board of Directors consists of seven seasoned health care professionals with a broad range of experience and includes myself, Carolyn Newstrom, Kezia Lilly, Rob Fraser, Stacy Soden, and Teresa Heithaus. You can read more about them in the upcoming ‘Board of Directors’ link.
If you need to find others who share the same experiences, to be inspired, to look for new ideas, to consider foundational concepts, to ponder, or just to awe at the work of your colleagues we encourage you to come and read. If you are a nurse who has a story to share or know someone who might share or who can be inspired by the stories of others, send them.
Be looking for a new design, new pages, and new themes coming up in September! We hope you come back to read, share, and connect.