Theresa Brown, BSN, RN, OCN, is a hospital staff nurse who writes a monthly opinion column for the New York Times called “Bedside.” Her writing focuses on health care policy issues, with particular attention given to the importance of nurses to quality care. Theresa has been a guest on numerous radio shows and on MSNBC’s “Hardball.” She contributes regularly to health care blogs and magazines, and even was invited to the White House. She also is author of the text, Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything in Between.
In this podcast, Theresa Brown talks with Helen Osborne about:
- How she got started as a nurse. And as a writer.
- How writing for the public differs from writing for professionals.
- Issues to consider including: finding topics, protecting patient confidentiality, and receiving reader feedback.
More Ways to Learn:
- Theresa Brown’s website, http://www.theresabrownrn.com
- New York Times “Well” blog, http://well.blogs.nytimes.com
- New York Times Opinionator column, “Bedside,” http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/category/bedside/
- Brown T, Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything in Between. 2010, HarperStudio.
Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition (Updated 2018), by Helen Osborne. Relevant chapters include: 13, 40, 41.