Medscape Blogs - Diane Goodman


  • The Gray Zone: Life After a Near-Death Experience A nurse survivor explains why her expectations differed from those around her after facing a near-death experience.
  • In Harm’s Way: Why Hazard Pay for Nurses Is Overdue A nurse describes why the work of professional nurses meets the criteria for hazard pay.
  • Suspect a Nurse of Substance Abuse? How You Can Help Do you suspect your colleague of being impaired while on the clock? Actions you take can help them and keep their patients safe.
  • Stop Blaming the Unvaccinated Why a nurse disagrees that this is a 'Pandemic of the Unvaccinated.' How labeling the global pandemic is hurting everyone.
  • Myth or Fact: Nurses Make the Worst Patients Have nurses gotten a bad rap? This seasoned nurse believes that the reputation of nurses as 'worst possible' patients may be undeserved and only partially explains the story of hospitalized colleagues.
  • The Time for Ambiguity and Indecisiveness Has Passed Read why this nurse believes the time for indecisiveness is over, and the time for action is now, especially with the spectacularly rapid rise in Delta variant infections and hospitalizations.
  • Gumption, Courage, and the Indomitable Spirit of Nurses A seasoned nurse describes how the COVID crisis has only amplified the strength of the nursing backbone, one that exemplifies heroes who work heartbreakingly long hours because they choose to do so.
  • Pandemic Fatigue -- Yes, It Is Real! Are you holding back a sea of emotions, stress, and anxiety? You are not alone. One nurse shares how her emotions came bubbling out unexpectedly and how to alleviate pandemic fatigue.