My Work

Featured writing samples

Management and treatment for epilepsy may change as a woman ages
Helping a Child After a Pet's Death
Ted Lasso Reminds Us of The Importance of Kindness
How Quilting Can Bring Healing
What I’ve Learned From My Patients About the Challenges of Heart Failure
Calling 911: Saving valuable moments in a medical emergency
HPV Vaccination Is Cancer Prevention
The C. diff Care Guide
Colorectal Cancer Screening Prevents Cancer, Saves Lives - (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
How Science and Doctors Have Transformed Crohn’s Disease
The Science of Hydration
Hope, Healing and the 12-Hour Shift: Talking With Oncology Nurse Theresa Brown
The Creative Art of Quilting
FEATURE: CE CONNECTION Sepsis A Review for Home Healthcare Clinicians
Stranger Things; CURE Magazine
When Is It Time to Find Long-Term Care for a Spouse or Partner?

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My work is published both on-line and in books and journals. Here is a sample of businesses and publications:

  • Health Behavior News Service (HBNS)
  • Doctor’s Guide to the Internet
  • Alive
  • Costco Connection
  • Women of Influence
  • Bold Voices (American Academy of Critical Care Nurses)
  • Parkhurst Publishing
  • The Canadian Nurse
  • Nursing 2013
  • The Quilter magazine

Other clients include or have included:

  • Sepsis Alliance
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Rheumatology Network
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering
  • Dialogue Medical
  • Medical Education Solutions Group
  • Rogers Communications
  • The Health Initiative
  • F. A. Davis Publishers
  • Gibson Greeting Cards


  • The American Association of Family Physician’s Essential Guide to Health and Well Being, four years in a row, also translated into Spanish
  • Oscar’s Diaries, Life of a Retired Greyhound, available on

Other work includes:

Subject matter expert contributor to The Doctors Book of Natural Healing Remedies, by the editors of Prevention (2018)

Clinical image research and art development for on-line nursing textbooks, including Emergency Nursing (Elsevier)

Comprehensive Handbook of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications – Third author (“with Special Consideration” – involved researching and writing the exercises available on the book’s accompanying DVD) on Van Leeuwen, Anne M., Poelhuis-Leth, Debra J.  Philadelphia : F.A. Davis Co., c2009. 3rd ed. 9780803618268, 0803618263

Assisted with writing the Emergency Medical Responder manual for the publisher of the American Red Cross. Was responsible for writing several chapters within guidelines provided by the publisher.

Publication of three sections in the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Essential Guide Book.


Marijke: nurse turned writer, is a personal blog about health issues in the news, with a bit of freelance writing information thrown in. I don’t update it very often any more, but it still gets many views every day as much of the information is ever green.

Nursing Evolved, part of the Canadian Healthcare Network (Last blog post was February 28, 2017)