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By Anny Su, BSN, RNApproximately 45.3 million people smoke in the U. S. (CDC, 2008) Many
of these smokers seek employment in healthcare institutions. Within the past 6
years, healthcare institutions have stepped up to challenge this unhealthy
behavior by instituting controversial bans on hiring smokers with the goal of
stigmatizing smoking ...
In the wake of the massive data breach at retail giant Target, nurses likely
will find patients expressing concerns about identity theft and the safety
of their healthcare information.
The threat is real. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), 5%
of identity theft victims report medical fraud. In response, FTC in ...
Doyle Byrnes, a 22-year-old nursing student at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS, is suing the school in federal court for dismissing her from its registered nursing program in response to a photo she posted on her Facebook page showing her posing with a human placenta in a lab class, according to a ...
I recently edited a compelling article on physician-assisted suicide (PAS) written by Lisa Siminski, BSN, RN, CHPN, staff nurse, St. Luke's Hospice House, Bethlehem, PA.
In her report on PAS, Siminski points out straight away that the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses ''clearly specifies that nurses ...
Nursing’s ranking as the most trusted profession in America the past 8 years in Gallup’s annual Honesty & Ethics poll is testament to the reverence with which the public holds the caring profession.
It’s a sentiment nurses return each day when they go to work. In fact, for some that sense of commitment to caring about and for ...