Featured writing samples

Helping a Child After a Pet's Death
Why CRISPR Gene-Editing Technology Is Captivating Research Field
When A Loved One Has Sepsis: A Caregivers Guide
Calling 911: Saving valuable moments in a medical emergency
The C. diff Care Guide
Colorectal Cancer Screening Prevents Cancer, Saves Lives - (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
The Science of Hydration
Hope, Healing and the 12-Hour Shift: Talking With Oncology Nurse Theresa Brown
The Creative Art of Quilting
You and Your Sewing Machine Can Help Fight COVID-19
A Home Away From Home
When Is It Time to Find Long-Term Care for a Spouse or Partner?

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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)