Nurse Love from the NYT.

The New York Times is all about nurses today!

In this “Fixes” piece on “The Power of Nursing,” David Bornstein talks about the Nurse Family Partnership (where nurses make home visits to families beginning early in a mother’s pregnancy and continuing until the child is 2) and its great successes in improving health and preventing all kinds of troubles — including criminality later in life for the kiddos. Perhaps the most interesting thing he notes? It doesn’t work if someone who isn’t a nurse makes the same kind of visits.

Lawyer’s favorite part:

What’s special about nurses? For one thing, trust. In public opinion polls, nurses are consistently rated as the most honest and ethical professionals by a large margin.

 

That’s definitely not, er, something people say about lawyers. 

 

One thought on “Nurse Love from the NYT.

  1. Nurse: I also think it’s totally interesting that, as the article points out, the NFP program worked better than non-nurse support programs because the mothers had questions– often general questions about their bodies and pregnancy and whether something was normal– that they really wanted answers for, and that fact make them more likely to keep their appointments. The mothers felt that nurses’ knowledge and expertise was valuable.

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