An honorary section from The Boston Globe
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With a troubled economy, shorter hospital stays, and an aging population, it may seem like a tough time to be a nurse. But practicing nurses say the opposite is true.
Deirdre Buckley calls it a "fragile point in time." It is that dark, irreversible moment when a brain aneurysm ruptures.
Eight of Barbara Giguere's current medical/surgical students nominated her for the award, in recognition of her commitment and experience.
As a hospice nurse, Kathy Gavini is dedicated to helping her clients cope with end-of-life issues, from managing pain to proper counseling.
Working on the traumatic brain injury unit at Spaulding Rehabilitation Center has made nurse Shannon Worden almost afraid of life.
See the Salute to Nurses award ceremony at Rowes Wharf on May 7, 2009.