Taking "Bold Voices" Home--and to Heart

Pate, Mary Frances D.; Zapata, Terry; Eskola, Leontine J.; Weaving, Charlene
December 2003
Critical Care Nurse;Dec2003, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p96
Academic Journal
Discusses the commitment of the members of pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) to the Bold Voice pledge initiated by American Association of Critical Care Nurses president Connie Barden. Presentation of the Bold Voice commitment to multidisciplinary unit-based Practice Council; Distribution of copies of Barden's opening session address at the National Teaching Institute; Details on the signing of the cards by PICU members and multidisciplinary staff members.


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