May 04, 2005
Introduction to In Our Own Words: Medscape Nurses Blog
We have posted several of the emails we received from our Medscape Nurses Medpulse newsletter survey asking readers to describe "what they do and why" in their professional lives. What a terrific response we received -- over 600 informative, creative, thoughtful emails in just a few days. We would have liked to include every single comment. Thanks to all who wrote! We will continue to add comments so be sure to return on a later date to see new and updated postings, as well as any comments made by readers.
We hope you enjoy these personal stories. Please share your comments, experiences, and thoughts with other readers.
Some things to know about the blog:
- To post your thoughts on any of these blog entries, click on the comments link below the posting. You will be taken to a page listing the posting and a comments form box. The form requires that you add your name (or initials) and email address to submit the comments. You can preview your comments before they are posted. Tip: you can use your initials or first name only if you don't want to list your full name.
- Most recent postings will occur first. You can click on the title, such as " Far, far away," in the column on the right side to view all the postings for that title.
- Postings will be linked to other relevant Medscape features relating to the topic.
- Content and comments submitted to the blog may be edited before submission.
- To view a larger image, click on the thumbnail (small image) provided.
In Our Own Words is designed solely for nurses to discuss issues related to their professional experiences.
- Medscape does have the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to refuse or remove any content that is available via the blog.
- Messages that contain harassing, abusive or threatening content, have obscene or otherwise objectionable subject matter, contain spam, commercial or advertising content or links to any of the above may be removed and may result in the loss of your ability to use the blog. Please do not post any private information unless you want it to be available publicly.
Thanks to everyone for all of the wonderful submissions and for taking the time to write. Hopefully, these entries will help others to take a moment and reflect on their own path in nursing. Have a great Nurses Week!