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Last Week’s Salon April 22, 2009

Posted by mariemanthey in Professional Practice, Values.
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We met at my house on  April 13th and had great conversation about nursing from many different perspectives. I can’t tell you how important these kinds of meetings are, and how deeply committed I am to helping this concept grow across the US. I do have guidelines available for anyone and you can receive them by just asking me for them. Also I am available for phone conversations to help other groups get started.

With permission from the writer, I am copying an email I received from one of the attendees of that Salon

Hi Marie,

I neglected saying goodnight and thank you to you last night, my  apologies.  I was in a discussion with Paula about evidence-based practice and we just kept talking and walked out!  Oh dear I thought,  but then I imagined, it was okay with you as the salon again fostered  great conversation.

Maybe its because I’ve been away for awhile, but last night struck me  silent.  I was deeply moved by R’s closing comments … I  actually had tears in my eyes. For the first time in her nursing  career she was proud of her profession.  Do we need any more proof how  powerful these salons can be?  I’ve missed them.

Thank you so much Marie! You enable us to ponder the wonder of nursing and how much we can touch other’s lives.  And I am grateful.

See you next time,  D.

So, you see readers, why I am so passionate about this idea … and see it as a way to bring true healing right into our personal/ professional lives.

I need to apologize for not getting to this blog more often and to let you know I intend to change that starting now. I will be responding to all comments after I complete this post.