Since I always love getting a shout-out from a friend or colleague, I’m going to take the opportunity to do the same for one of my people. I’m going to tell you, my loyal readers, about a blog that you might want to check out. It’s written by a good friend of mine who has decided to go back to school to become a nurse: On Becoming a Nurse.
Obviously, since I cover health care for a variety of publications, my friend’s blog is very interesting to me from a professional angle. Everyone is worried about health care reform, and no one is exactly sure what effects the efforts to create some type of reform are ultimately going to have. The American Hospital Association is predicting there will be 52 million uninsured people living in the United States by this time next year, and that figure could increase, depending on the recession. Our country’s been experiencing a huge nursing shortage for the past decade, and although there’s been some improvement on that front recently, the shortage could spike again. Anyone writing thoughtfully from inside the current health care system can impart very valuable insight to people like me, who cover it from the outside.
But even if you don’t care a whit about health care—and really, you should because the current health care situation in this country affects and will continue to affect all of us for a very, very long time–it’s good blog to read because it’s very well-written. So if you’re a writer, you undoubtedly like to read good writing, right? Okay, there you go.