One of the lessons learned from the Woodhull Study Revisited is that when a health reporter contacts a nurse, we need to be ready to respond in a timely manner. Just 10 days ago, I received this inquiry through the Relentless School Nurse Facebook page:
I’m writing a story for the website Healthline.com about how parents can work with their child’s school nurse to support students. I came across your blog and I’m wondering if you’d be willing to talk with me for this story sometime this Thursday or Friday. – Cathy Cassata
I thank Barbara Glickstein for her expert guidance in nursing media competencies because I felt prepared to speak with Cathy and things certainly did move quickly! I was honored to contribute to this article along with Linda Mendonca, MSN, NCSN, PHNA-BC, FNASN, President-elect of NASN. Below is the link to the excellent article that was just published in Healthline an online health journal with a unique mission:
Healthline covers all facets of physical and mental health openly and objectively because we’re here for the whole person — for your whole life. And because people come to us with unique challenges we listen closely and put empathy first across our organization. In everything from our personal perspectives to our commitment to inclusivity, you’ll see that we feel with you.
Cathy Cassata is a freelance writer who specializes in stories about health, mental health, and human behavior. She has a knack for writing with emotion and connecting with readers in an insightful and engaging way. Read more of her work here. Follow Cathy on Twitter: @Cassatastyle