Wednesday, March 22, 2006


Owing to concerns raised by staff and management, GN's archive has been removed from public display.

Thank you to all those that took part.


  • It's sad to see something like this go. I had just subscribed, too.

    By Anonymous d, at 1:29 AM  

  • Wow!! I understand the pressures of having to conform to where you work but you gotta do what you gotta do.. Maybe you can pick it up again later!!
    Cheers from The Nurse Practitioner's Place

    By Blogger Nurse Practitioners Save Lives, at 3:36 AM  

  • Good luck, Geek. I've enjoyed reading your blog.

    By Blogger Bardiac, at 4:33 AM  

  • ... hope to see you return soon ... in a new form & personna, if necessary.

    By Anonymous Moof, at 6:58 AM  

  • so glad i got to read archives, too....just in time, i guess

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:33 AM  

  • I'm really sorry to see you go.

    By Blogger Birdy, at 11:13 AM  

  • What? You're leaving? You're one of the stalwarts of medical blogging! Sorry to see this. Please let me know if you start up again.

    By Blogger neonataldoc, at 12:44 PM  

  • You had the most touching and informative medical blogs around. Sorry to see it censored this way. Hope to see you again in the blogosphere...

    By Blogger Beastarzmom, at 12:49 PM  

  • Please find a way to let your steady readers know when you have a newer more anyonymous blog...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:50 PM  

  • Sorry to see you go. Hope you'll be back.

    By Blogger Barbados Butterfly, at 8:08 PM  

  • Hmmm....I'm wondering if perhaps I should be looking for a more anonymous blog from one of my favorite nurses.

    This is ridiculous, as your posts made your facility sound absolutely the best and you were helping fellow professionals understand the concepts of nursing in a pediatric intensive care.

    I actually LEARNED from you, and I"ve been a nurse forever.

    Guess that doesn't matter to management now does it?

    I'm really angry. At both management and staff.

    I guess free speech doesn't exist in New Zealand. Great public relations, eh?

    You've managed to disappoint, or in my case, anger medical professionals on every continent.

    Pretty big accomplishment there, folks.

    By Blogger Kim, at 9:32 PM  

  • Wow...That sucks. You, of all people took precautions (getting family and patient permission). Hardly anyone does that!
    No one I work with or go to school with knows about my blog. Only close friends do.
    Dear Staff and Mgmt,
    As far as GeekNurse was concerned....there was no reason to be concerned!

    Hope you find a way to make a comeback.

    By Blogger Jo, at 4:52 AM  

  • BUMMER!!!! Your blog was Excellent, Informative, Amazing! I couldn't come up with enough superlatives for it.

    I am so sad to see you go!

    By Blogger Nurse2B, at 2:10 PM  

  • I'll miss you GeekNurse - I'm sorry that you've been forced to go, and I too hope that you'll be able to continue in a more anonymous capacity in the future. I learnt so much from your blog, and your 'Spiky' poem was one of my favourite postings on any blog EVER.
    I think your fellow staff and management are making a big mistake getting you to shut down.
    All the very best for the future.
    Kia Kaha.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:13 PM  

  • Rich, I love your blog and hope you'll continue anew in some form.


    By Blogger TC, at 5:52 AM  

  • I'm so disappointed to see you have the others before me, I hope to find you through the blogosphere grapevine in another format.


    By Blogger I am a Milliner's Dream, a woman of many "hats"..., at 1:04 PM  

  • I gotta say, I'm seriously bummed. As a nursing student, your blog has been incredibly educational, you have been very informative and very respectful of your patients, I have been left with a positive feeling about your institution (till now). Every time you posted anything you did so with permission of the family from what I can see... where is the problem in this?

    Medicine needs collaborative places such as your site to advance - you will be sorely missed.

    By Blogger JennaRN2008, at 1:07 PM  

  • GN, I've just begun to enjoy the freedom of blogging. I got to read too few of your posts. Judging by the above comments, it looks like you were popular and well-liked.
    Its sad to know that Big Brother is still alive and kicking. Thank Goodness I chose to be anonymous. I'm sure Mr.Orwell is right at this moment telling another person in Free Speech Heaven, 'I told you so. I may have titled my book for the sake of symmetry, but this proves my point.'

    By Anonymous scan man, at 9:55 PM  

  • Bugger. Let's hope they come to their senses.

    By Blogger Spike, at 6:07 PM  

  • Your blog is / was terrific, and its loss will be felt by us all.

    Please find another way to keep blogging, perhaps in a group blog, anon if necessary.


    By Blogger Allen, at 8:56 AM  

  • It is a great shame to see you go. A great blog.
    I always thought that you were incredibly responsible about what and how you posted. I did not think that your patients' or co-workers confidentiality was affected.
    Appreciated you noting that all pictures were posted with parents' approval. And the fact that you put your name to the blog.
    I was deeply affected by your poems.
    Izabela Walters, Melbourne

    By Blogger Izabela, at 3:48 PM  

  • I'm sorry to see you go. I too had to shut down my blog, though most of the entries remain. From what I read you were very careful with your writings here.

    I do hope you'll consider coming back, perhaps with advance management permission this time.

    By Blogger BotanicalGirl, at 5:19 AM  

  • I agree with Nurse Kim...I never got a sense of negative anything about your employer or patients. The contributions given to the blogging community (and by extension, fared well for your facility) far outweighed any "perceived" conflict by some overly-litigious individual/administrator.

    I know this is like micturating in the ocean, but if GN's management is still reading this to see what kind of evil was being wrought here, lighten up; you're punishing one of the good guys.

    I hope all works out in the end and no harm comes of this. Please come back in some form or another, even if we don't know it. Until then, we'll entertain our black-helicopter conspiracy theories. Peace, mate!

    By Anonymous enrico, at 9:06 AM  

  • If you need a place to anonyblog, let me know. I have a few domains I could place you, and other than the improved blogging software you'll never know the difference. ;-)

    By Anonymous Alwin, at 7:04 PM  

  • What a pity as I really enjoyed reading your weblog.

    Hope U will restart one day.

    Meanwhile: take care and enjoy what you do best!

    100% Mike,
    Dutch ER nurse

    By Blogger Mike, at 2:58 AM  

  • Sorry to see you go GeekNurse

    I love your writing style, you have managed to make me laugh and cry, and be grateful for my happy healthy children. I also made friends who are parents read the "spate of dishwasher accidents" if only to make them stop and think! I hope you find another way to continue.

    Take Care


    By Anonymous KiwiVee, at 1:15 PM  

  • Your photos and poems are gone too???!!!??? It's a sad day in the world of bloggers.

    see you online sometime


    By Anonymous KiwiVee, at 1:18 PM  

  • Your loss will be avenged.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:02 PM  

  • My what will be who now?

    Uh, let's not step off the edge folks. I was very sad to close GN, and I do sincerely appreciate all your best wishes, but it's done now and I'm moving on.



    By Blogger PaedsRN, at 11:28 AM  

  • Hi Rich,

    my name is Joe, i live in germany and sometimes read your blog.
    I write this email to you, because i am the founder of the german "PflegeWiki", a wiki-site (just like Wikipedia) in german language, specialized on nursing information.

    As our german wiki has currently 2.919 articles, we started an english version yesterday.

    You can visit it by following the link

    Well, it would be very kind, if you could give a credit to NursingWiki at your blog-site

    Sorry for my ugly english,

    best regards,

    Joe Schlarmann (BScN)

    By Anonymous Joe Schlarmann, at 11:19 PM  

  • Happy Nurses Week Geek Nurse! Hope it's a good one for you.

    By Blogger Rita Schwab - MSSPNexus, at 3:30 AM  

  • bye

    By Anonymous brian, at 9:18 AM  

  • Hi,
    i would like to make link exchange with your blog. My blog is about heart diseases.

    By Blogger Abdulmajeed, at 1:23 PM  

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