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On health policy and politics.
Josephine Ensign DrPH
Frontline behavioral health nurses and nurse practitioners are an important workforce that deserves better support for health, safety, and pay parity
Are you or your loved ones feeling burned out? Here are some key resources to help.
Efforts to criminalize homelessness are increasing and we need to understand where these efforts come from and why they do not work.
What nurse bullying is and why it matters to all of us.
On the ethics and role of hospital systems in the fair distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Thinking through the ethics and effectiveness of public health messaging about the COVID-19 pandemic.
To address the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to include nurses in vaccine planning, education, and implementation.
November is Native American Heritage Month and National Homeless Youth Awareness Month. Here are six actions you can take.
Why complicated grief is affecting us and what we can do about it.
Deeply-entrenched racism is not just a relic of the American South.
Nurses are often portrayed as superheroes. They are not superheroes, but humans who deserve better treatment—including access to high-quality, low-barrier mental health care.
Lessons from living and working in a coronavirus hot spot.
What an Civil War-era nurse and reformer can teach us.
Our homeless veterans face high rates of PTSD and suicide risk. These are some resources and ways to help support them.
The ethics of storytelling are complex and important to consider.
What are our universities really doing about the sexual assault of students?
What are the ethics of storytelling?
How can we, individually and collectively, climb—or jump—the empathy walls that surround and limit us? Art and literature can point the way.
What can curiosity bring to our classrooms and our lives?
Loneliness has with negative effects on health and well-being. An anti-loneliness community spot can help.
Is the stress of social media getting too much for you? Consider taking a break and going to a real community site instead.
What are some of the ethical issues of storytelling? They show up in surprising places.
Why are we so often drawn back to the sites of our old traumas? The concept of trauma mastery helps explain this—and offers us a way to healing.
Summer is the perfect time for reflection and evaluation.
In searching for the reasons for our homelessness crisis, it is important to listen to multiple voices and to learn from the histories of our urban spaces.
What is sex trafficking, what are its harms, and what can we do to effectively intervene and help?
What are the dangers in listening to one story instead of many stories? Listen to these stories and find the answers.
When lessons from Red Cross swimming safety instruction show up in unexpected places.
What can poetry and literature do to help heal the broken places in our lives?
Prevention of cruelty to animals came before prevention of cruelty to children. What lessons does that historical fact have for us today?
Josephine Ensign, DrPH, is a professor of nursing at the University of Washington, Seattle.