Creative Heath Care Management

News & Events

Thought Leadership

Nursing in a Pandemic

by Marie Manthey, PhD (hon), MNA, FAAN, FRCN We live in a world of polarities—of yin and yang, shadow and light, good and bad. Nursing’s reality during the COVID 19…

Making Room for Relationships

by Kary Gillenwaters, MA, OTR/L In a recent medical appointment of my own, I was struck by how often the initial collection of vitals and other information during an office…

Infusing Meetings with Positive Energy

by Susan Wessel, Creative Health Care Management People in organizations often accomplish their goals through meetings. Meetings help us gain differing perspectives and come to a cohesive plan. Those meetings…


Creative Nursing – TOC Vol. 26 #2

In the new issue of Creative Nursing, Seeing Beyond Gender, Marie Manthey issues a clear and impassioned call to action for the care provided to sexual and gender minority persons. Marie says, “a founding value of nursing is a commitment to care compassionately for all humans, regardless of any characteristic, ethnicity, behavior, quality or value that nurses may find unsavory outside of work. When a patient’s gender identification, gender expression, and/or sexual orientation falls outside of the realms of “straight” and “cis-gender” the nurse’s commitment to caring is no different. No nurse gets a pass because they find someone’s gender presentation confusing, or because they’re being asked to call someone by a name or pronoun that makes the nurse uncomfortable” Guest editor Alex Iantaffi expands understanding as he discusses gender as a historical and biopsychosocial construct. This means understand that there are many aspects of gender besides identity, such as gender expressions, roles, and experiences. The contributing authors help us see beyond our own lived experience, perhaps our own comfort zone and reflect on what inclusion really means. This issue challenges our assumptions, expands our knowledge, and strengthens our capacity for unconditional care for all.      

Annotated Table of Contents

Creative Nursing – TOC Vol. 26 #1

As part of Creative Health Care Management’s observance of the World Health Organization’s Year of the Nurse and Midwife, the theme of our first issue of Creative Nursing 2020 is Seeing Beyond Borders. This issue includes voices from Cameroon, Finland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Pakistan, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey, as well as American Indian and Ethiopian immigrant communities in the US. The contents of this issue reflect the diversity and the universality of things nurses face all over the world.