Dietary Supplements for Disease Prevention: Do They Work?
Sharlene Bidini, RD, CSO 3/10/2014 1
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 0
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 20
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 ...
Seeing Cancer in a Different Light
Dishon Kamwesa, BSN, RN 3/6/2014 5
With the relatively new invention of Google Glass, there has been a lot of buzz about how such technology could affect the way that we as human beings relate to one another. For ...
Cherishing Our Professional Relationships
Rachel Odo, Clinical Social Worker 3/5/2014 5
There are proverbs and sayings about friendship in every culture across every time period. I have been thinking a great deal lately about the intensity of our work and the unique ...