Deborah A. Boyle
The Long Road to Heal for Sibling Grievers
Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN 3/11/2014 4
The aim of a recent Swedish study was to determine the prevalence of unresolved grief in bereaved adult siblings and to examine potential contributing variables.
Linda M. Gorman
Only One Chance to Get It Right
Linda M. Gorman, RN, MN, PMHCNS-BC, CHPN, FPCN, OCN 3/11/2014 2
Doing hospital-based palliative care for many years, and also home hospice, I frequently walked into new situations where the patient was imminently dying. Often I was not prepared ...
Symptoms Don't Define the Gravity of an Illness
Julianna Paradisi, RN, OCN 3/10/2014 2
Recently I wrote a blog describing the anxiety nurses feel about calling in sick for a scheduled shift. The backstory is that I felt well enough the next day to work the shift I was ...
Dietary Supplements for Disease Prevention: Do They Work?
Sharlene Bidini, RD, CSO 3/10/2014 6
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently published its recommendations regarding supplement use. The USPSTF advises Americans not to supplement with β-carotene ...
Minimizing Stress at the End of Life
Anne Booms, MeNsgPC, AOCN, CHPN, BCN, CWCN, CHN,CNN, MeNsgNP(Belgium), MHN(Belgium) 3/7/2014 1
When someone is faced with a life-limiting illness, as health professionals, we are often confronted with patients asking questions such as: "Why me?" "What have I done wrong?" ...
Staffing & Education Affecting Patient Mortality Rates
Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN 3/6/2014 22
We are all fully aware that a decrease in nursing staff can significantly impact patient mortality, but what about the impact of a nurse's education? Apparently, this has an effect ...
Sharon R. Vining
Granting One Last Wish
Sharon R. Vining, RN, BSN, OCN 3/6/2014 9
I had been caring for a patient, a young female with metastatic lung cancer. She was given the worst news possible. They told her the results had come back and that her cancer ...