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herring_RN ASN, BSN

retired registered nurse

I'm a spicy (seasoned) retired hospital nurse with 42 years experience (counting two years as a CNA)


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    Good Friday April 19 2018

    Thank you Tweety! Thank you nursej22!
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    Good Friday April 19 2018

    I'm sorry for what you suffered. Thankful for that CNA!
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    Good Friday April 19 2018

    Thank you Steph! Hospice nurses are heoes!
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    Media behaving badly

    INDICATORS OF NEWS MEDIA TRUST: A GALLUP/KNIGHT FOUNDATION SURVEY The report relies on a variety of research approaches — open-ended questions, closedended importance ratings and an experiment — and finds: • Most U.S. adults, including more than nine in 10 Republicans, say they personally have lost trust in the news media in recent years. At the same time, 69% of those who have lost trust say that trust can be restored. • Asked to describe in their own words why they trust or do not trust certain news organizations, Americans’ responses largely center on matters of accuracy or bias. Relatively few mentioned a news organization’s partisan or ideological leaning as a factor. • Accuracy and bias also rank among the most important factors when respondents rate how important each of 35 potential indicators of media trust are to them. Transparency also emerges as an important factor in the closed-ended ratings of factors that influence trust: 71% say a commitment to transparency is very important, and similar percentages say the same about an organization providing fact-checking resources and providing links to research and facts that back up its reporting. • An experimental approach not only showed the importance of accuracy, bias and transparency, but also revealed a complex relationship between partisanship and media trust. Both Republicans and Democrats were less likely to trust news sources with a partisan reputation that opposes their own. However, they did not express much greater trust in news sources that have a reputation for a partisan leaning consistent with their own... ... A major challenge in fostering trust in the news media is that accuracy and unbiasedness are often in the eye of the beholder. Previous research in the Gallup/Knight Foundation partnership found that Democrats and Republicans mostly disagree as to which specific news organizations are accurate and unbiased. Still, Americans are unlikely to say that their trust in news organizations depends on political agreement, but the conjoint analysis suggests it may be more important than they say — especially for partisans when the direction of perceived bias runs counter to their own political leanings. The prominent effects of partisan reputations in the conjoint analysis among Republicans and Democrats indicate how much these reputations can influence media trust. If certain sources are branded by opinion leaders as “liberal” or “conservative,” it could turn off large segments of the population to them and foster distrust in the news media more generally. An earlier experiment as part of the Gallup/Knight Foundation work confirmed how powerful such branding can be, as people’s ratings of the same news item differed significantly when the news organization that reported the story was shown versus not shown... https://kf-site-production.s3.amazonaws.com/media_elements/files/000/000/216/original/KnightFoundation_Panel4_Trust_Indicators_FINAL.pdf
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    Good Friday April 19 2018

    Thank you Joe!
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    Good Friday April 19 2018

    Thank you BC. I hope you and your family have a good Seder. It's good you began preparing yesterday.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

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    Good Friday April 19 2018

    Hello Joe, Tweety, BCgradnurse, and those who may follow (Nel, nursej22, Steph, Spidey'sMom, Dianah, and whoever visits later. Yesterday I sat with step-Mom for a couple hours. She mostly slept. The hospice nurse had put her on an O2 cannula. She hadn't hat more than a few teaspoonfuls of water or Ensure for almost a week. She died in her sleep, as she wanted about 8:00 pm. ISisyer was dealing with Holy Week music so I made phone calls and told the hospice nurse where to send her remains. She took care of that part. (I'd already given the mortuary her information. Sister plans to go there and deal with her belongings in about an hour. I'll go with her, but let her pick out a casket. For years we camped at Doheny State Beach Campground for much of Spring Break. Mom and Dad, sisters, Grandma, and a couple friends camped with two tents in one campsite. On Good Friday we went to 6:00 am mass as San Juan Capistrano Mission, kneeling on the OLD wooden kneeling benches ad the wood grain dug into our knees. (Grandma brought a pillow.) The said The Stations of the Cross. We generally returned to the campground for surfing and breakfast about 10:00 am. We would check out early Holy Saturday morning, park in the day visitors lot, surf a couple hours, and go home.
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    Special Council Muller Report

    I am praying that President Trump can now believe there was no "witch hunt". I'm waiting for him to say or even Tweet that the Russian Government interfered in the 2016 election with a social media campaign to spread discord and distrust in the United States electoral and political system and spreading lies about Hillary Clinton. In addition the Russian government hacked Clinton employees and volunteers emails and had them made public by Wikileaks. In my opinion he needs to promise us Americans that he will do all he can to STOP them from interfering in OUR elections again!
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    Special Council Muller Report

    The "Internet Research Agency (IRA), based in St. Petersburg, Russia, carried out the earliest Russian Interference operations identified by the investigation.
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    Thursday April 19 2019

    Hello this day! A couple years ago my carpal tunnel was diagnosed and I slept with wrist braces at night for several weeks. I injured my left shoulder in an accident in 2004. Then blamed the injury on my left arm and hand falling asleep. In 2000 my right shoulder became painful and rather than wait for insurance approval paid to see an orthopedic surgeon. She ordered PT, which I started right away so didn't have to take time off work. A couple times a night I still wake up with numbness and tingling. I shake my hands and sleep in a different position. Sometimes I sleep with the braces. I didn't know it was carpal tunnel until 2016. Husband has had his hip injected recently and his shoulder last week. Both had miracle level pain relief.
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    Art and Music

    Outdated? Politically incorrect?
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    Tuesday April 16 2019

    Hi Joe. I hope J's friend recovers fast. Congratulations on losing weight! Nel: It is awful that patient was dumped like that. Maybe that was the best the family could do. Still slowly cleaning the yard and dog's room.
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    Saturday 4/13

    Husband's Jitterbug phone doesn't always ring. We went tp get him a new one, but won't activate it until he gets home. Doctor made a house call to step-Mom yesterday. He ordered a teeny tiny dose of oral morphine for her various aches and pains. She ate ice cream OK. The wonderful caregiver is trying to mix her Ensure or Boost with ice cream and freeze it to feed her. She is still alert and talking.
  15. Not going to Farmer's Market as step-Mom's physician is going to make a house call and I want to be there.