Speaking Out of the Silence: An Interview with Nurse Poet Judy Schaefer

by Linda Kobert
Our first goal was to create literature, but our second goal was to see what nurses were saying. Because as nurses, we’re there through all the shifts, we’re at the bedside 24/7, we’re closest to the frailty and the intimacy of the patient, and that’s been a fairly silent place.
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Someone, If Not Her

by JoeAnn Hart
In the Venn diagram of a family, the mother was where all the circles intersected, and it was a cramped, irregular space. It was here that family members blamed one another, complaining how hard it was to get away from jobs or children, stressing how impossible it was for their mother to live with them, when of course, what they meant was die.