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This guest post is written by Lisa Wolf PhD, RN, CEN, director, Institute for Emergency Nursing Research, Emergency Nurses Association
Moral distress as it is currently understood in nursing has been studied in many settings, but there is a lack of research on the nature and content of moral distress as it manifests in the emergency department ...
By Corina Wilkin, BSN, RN
The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) recently held a ‘Day of Dialogue' to discuss how incidents of violence are currently addressed in hospitals. AONE includes lateral violence, or bullying, between colleagues (e.g. nurse/nurse, doctor/nurse) in their ...
Editor's note: Guest blogger Samer Koutoubi, MD, PhD, is program director and faculty member, public health at American Public University
The health and well-being of Americans should be the top priority of Congress. So why is Congress considering removing $900 million in public health funding from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in FY ...
Editor's Note: Guest blogger Ronda McKay, DNP, CNS, RN is chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services at Community Hospital, Munster, Ind.
My recent article - Using Technology to Enhance Nurse Safety - generated quite a bit of response from members of the nursing community. The discussion is important, as such ...
Gutowski, MSNc, BSN, and Ryann Nocereto, MSNc, BSN
years, hospital administrators and staff nurses have reported dissatisfaction
with the level of preparedness of new graduate nurses. Despite decreased
availability of clinical sites, a shortage of faculty members and an increase
in student volume, schools of nursing have ...
By Susan Salka, President and CEO, AMN Healthcare
Most public companies dedicate some resources to good corporate
citizenship. They choose to spend these resources - time, money or both -- on
endeavors aligned with the company's mission and goals in win-win situations.
It's all part of a company's social responsibility. But I believe we need ...
U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and 33 other members of
the House of Representatives recently sent a letter to Centers for Medicare
& Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner asking her ''to adopt
recommendations that would adequately reimburse Medicare providers for having
voluntary discussions about end-of-life care and ...
By Casey Hill, MSN, RN-BC, CEN, who
is a nurse educator in
Recently I attended a nursing orientation at a hospital, composed of
both new graduates and experienced nurses. As a nurse educator, I enjoy being
in this type of setting, seeing former students grow into their new role as a
registered nurse. Yet, like my ...
A hospice patient in Oklahoma City is being denied his
medications to treat his COPD, while coping with a diagnosis and treatment for
tongue cancer. In Cadillac, Michigan a patient struggling with colon
cancer is being denied insulin to treat his diabetes and is in danger of
Due to a recent and poorly ...
By Elinor Abraham, MSN, APRN, BC, Nurse Coordinator, Federal Occupational Health
Unit, Program Support Center, National Courts Building, Washington, D.C.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is designed to help health professionals
like me have more time and opportunity to see our patients and help them remain
A large ...