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About jparadisirn

JParadisi RN, OCN is a multidisciplinary artist with a focus in painting and writing. Her paintings and short stories have been published nationally. She has exhibited artwork in galleries throughout the Pacific Northwest. Julianna is a frequent contributor to Off The Charts, the blog of the American Journal of Nursing as a blogger and illustrator.

Not All Nurses are Women: Nurse Cat II

 watercolor, ink, pastel & pencil on paper 2010 by JParadisi This is the second painting interpreting the image on a get-well card of a cat wearing a nurse hat.

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Not all Nurses are Women, Continued

 watercolor, ink, and pastel on paper       In a hospital gift shop I found a get well card with a photograph of a cat wearing a nurse cap. The cat looks pissed off in the photograph. Maybe the cat is angry because … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis: If Kafka Wrote about a Nurse

 watercolor and ink on paper 2010 by JParadisi       Someone comparing a mosquito bite to a nurse drawing blood gave me a photo-shopped image of a mosquito wearing a tiny nurse cap. It is that person’s perception of a common nursing task.

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Die Krankenschwester: The Sick Sister

The title of this blog, Die Krankenschwester (kron/ken/shwes/ter) translates to The Sick Sister.  It  is the German word for nurse.  In this blog, I begin with the question: Has media representation of nurses affected their identity? I explore the question through posts using visual art and sometimes essays. The posts are not authoratative declarations nor draw … Continue reading

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