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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 ...
My brother has a lung disorder related to rheumatoid arthritis which may eventually cause him to need a lung transplant. It’s as troubling to write about as it was to hear about a few months ago.
Were my brother at the top of the lung transplant list and a judge decided to change the rules and give the next available donor lung to a little girl ...
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 ...
At some point in our lives we'll all want a personal patient safety advocate to stand up for us when we're not receiving the care we need. As nurses, this job often falls in your lap. In fact, you're mandated by your boards of nursing to report substandard care. Simply put, it's your job to protect the patient; even when he needs protection from ...
If you think the fictional Nurse Jackie and HawthoRNe are bad for nursing’s image, just wait until you hear about one real-life nurse in California.
Like many, I could not escape the media frenzy following Michael Jackson’s death. Internet, TV, newspapers, magazines and even my iPhone was giving me minute details of the singer’s final days, his ...
Most of us probably know by now that no less than three primetime shows are featuring nurses in primary roles.
After decades of St. Elsewhere, Quincy, House Calls and most recently ER and Grey's Anatomy; it's about time a healthcare drama was put forward with a nurse's point to view.
That should be reason enough for nurses to stand ...