The New York Times - Best Sellers, November 2015


C-SPAN's After Words
September 30, 2015

NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross
September 28, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show
September 28, 2015


Barnes & Noble Review
September 23, 2015


Boston Globe
September 29, 2015

The Wall Street Journal
September 18, 2015

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 22, 2015


Abortion and a woman’s centrality
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 26, 2017

The contrast between 'choice' for a woman, and 'murder' of a fetus, allows abortion foes to claim moral high ground. It is a false premise.

How Mindfulness Can Be an Act of Self-Care for Nurses
Nightingale, January 20, 2017

Nurse burnout won’t go away until the industry changes. But in the meantime, mindfulness can help nurses prioritize their well-being.

Lightening Nurses' Loads, May 10, 2016

The best way to appreciate nurses during Nurses Week is to support legislation that would help them better care for their patients.

What I'm Reading: To Make Everything Possible, Lean In
American Journal of Nursing, May, 2016

Sheryl Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook, and her book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead (Knopf, 2013) has become a manifesto of sorts for women who want to succeed in business. 

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NURSING - What I'm Reading: Unforgettable: At the End of Life, Knowing What's Vital, November 2015

Scott Simon, the NPR journalist and commentator, made news in the world of social media when he tweeted the details of his charming, theatrical mother's final days, which were spent in a Chicago ICU. His latest book, Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime (Flatiron Books, 2015), expands on those tweets, and it's a pleasure to get the full story, especially since Simon is a big fan of nurses.

Finding the Meaning of Death in a Concert Hall
The New York Times, October 4, 2015

“Death and Transfiguration,” a 25-minute tone poem by Richard Strauss, is the type of entertainment I’ve tried to avoid since becoming a hospice nurse. I worry it will make me feel the job too deeply in my time off. But this performance was by the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony, in which my son plays first violin, so we went.