by Julie Ruchniewicz, BSN, RN Faith Community Nurse, HMA Executive Director “The World is changed by your example, not your opinion.” Mother Teresa I read this in a book, of daily Mother Tereasa quotes, given to me by a friend. It has been 20 years since Mother Teresa died. She died unassumingly while the whole [...]
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“Grief and Loss During a Pandemic” With Kim Vesey, RN Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 5:00pm EST - Join the Zoominar conversation: Grief and Loss During a Pandemic” on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 5:00pm EST. Kim Vesey is a nurse who is certified in Hospice and Palliative Care and is a Certified [...]
"Vaccine Update with a Physician: How to help your congregation navigate” With Dr. Richard Lane, MD. MPH Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 5:00pm EST - Join the Zoominar conversation: "Vaccine Update with a Physician: How to help your congregation navigate” on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 5:00 pm EST. Our facilitator is Dr. Richard Lane, MD. [...]
As we embark on this new year, 2021, I personally have been almost desperately searching for details that speak to me. It might be the vision of an essential worker’s face etched with mask marks. It might be a story of courage from the trenches of the sick and suffering. It might even just be [...]
Leadership in a Time of Pandemic Denise Viker, BSN, RN - Before being elected to the Board of HMA, I said that I wanted to see the organization become more innovative in working with our membership. Well, 2020 certainly granted that opportunity with our pivot to Zoominars and a virtual annual meeting. Kaul, Shah, and El-Serong [...]
HMA Zoominar: Racism and Health Matters: Do you See What I See? Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. His legacy is embedded in the belief that we are all called to become part of the beloved community. On March 25, 1966 in Chicago at a press conference before his [...]
Getting Faith Leaders together to share a Message of Unity Jeneice Hall, MS, CHES HMA Director for Public Relations HMA's Director for Public Relations Jeneice Hall heard from her community that people needed a reminder of hope and caring for each other during COVID-19. She worked with faith leaders of various faith traditions to create [...]
by Julie Ruchniewicz, BSN, RN Faith Community Nurse, HMA Executive Director My daughter, Kelly, teaches fifth grade at a charter school in Chicago. Just like her colleagues across the country, she is educating her students via Zoom. In case you haven’t heard about it, Zoom is a virtual mode of communication, that (up until 8 [...]
By Guest Blogger Ruth Syre, MSN, RN-BC Faith Community Nurse As the vaccine roll out begins, I want to share my story. I am a study participant in the Pfizer vaccine trial. I had two shots, three weeks apart. I do not know if I had a placebo or the real thing. The first shot [...]
Celebrating the Year of the Nurse The World Health Assembly designated 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. The American Nurses Association expanded the celebration to the entire month of May. Traditionally, May 6 is National Nurses Day, beginning a week of celebration, culminating on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. [...]