Staffing & Education Affecting Patient Mortality Rates
Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN 3/6/2014 8
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 3
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 4
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 4
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 ...
The Invisible Workforce
Monica Key, APRN, CCRN, AOCNP 3/5/2014 3
I am sure you have met them. They are everywhere. Heck, you may even be one. I am. The invisible workforce is caregivers. Not in the sense we think of when raising a family; that is ...
Deborah A. Boyle
Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Hope?
Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN 3/3/2014 7
I recently read an interesting piece on hope that addressed this construct within the medical context particularly in its implications for compassionate clinicians.1 This article ...