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In a Q&A, Penn Nursing’s Linda Aiken describes how a hospital earning Magnet designation creates a better, safer experience for patients and clinicians, plus the push to expand such credentialing beyond the U.S. Linda Aiken , who founded  Penn Nursing ’s  Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research , has been improving the quality of United States hospitals for four decades.  Aiken began this work in...
Photo credit   When the pandemic started way back in 2019, hospitals have been very busy and lots of nurses quit their jobs because of the hectic schedule that hospitals have been giving them and for the fear of being infected with the virus. Hence, travel nurses became a big demand in the hospital industry. During the pandemic, many career nurses have turned to travel gigs because of the crowding of hospitals due to COVID-19...
Photo credit   The healthcare industry was shaken when Covid-19 pandemic happened. However, it is not only a time for advancement in emergency care, increase R&D on pharmaceuticals but it was also a significant time for different healthcare organization’s growth and partnerships. In the midst of being challenged on being able to provide high quality care, the need to provide accessible healthcare sites,  higher...
The Department of Health and Human Services delayed asking the manufacturer to process the bulk vaccine the government already owned into vials. WASHINGTON — The shortage of vaccines to combat a fast-growing monkeypox outbreak was caused in part because the Department of Health and Human Services failed early on to ask that bulk stocks of the vaccine it already owned be bottled for distribution, according to multiple administration...
Move seeks to support women seeking abortions to travel between states for the procedure, after Roe v Wade overturned.   United States President Joe Biden has signed an executive order that lays the groundwork for Medicaid to help women seeking abortions to travel between states to obtain access to the procedure. The details of the new order, signed on Wednesday, are still being worked out, and the administration faces a...
Probably not. Consider these reasons why a job during med school could cost more than it pays. Many students worry about how to pay for their education, particularly during periods of inflation and concerns about possible economic recession. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the average  medical school debt  for 2021 graduates was $200,000 – excluding undergraduate debt – and most schools...
Photo credit Low to moderate levels of stress may help build resilience while reducing risk of mental illness It may feel like an anvil hanging over your head, but that looming deadline stressing you out at work may actually be beneficial for your brain, according to new research from the Youth Development Institute at the University of Georgia. Published in  Psychiatry Research , the study found that low to moderate levels...
Photo credit   Here's an article on Top Sickness During Pandemic: The past 2 years we have experienced a pandemic that has been one of the most challenging years for most of us. The COVID 19 pandemic has affected all the world. Many people have lost their jobs due to the closing of many companies and reducing workforce for some companies. Many people also got infected with the virus and many people who got...
Photo credit   Mental Health is one of the areas that was truly challenged during the Pandemic. And this time, it’s getting the attention of the community and a lot of initiatives are being worked on all forefronts.  In the healthcare industry, the nursing homes are looking into expanding the mental and behavioral health of their residents or patients. National HealthCare Corporation, a senior care provider, has...
British Columbians will soon benefit from as many as 322 more allied health professionals supporting their health-care needs as new training seats are added to public post-secondary institutions throughout B.C. Additionally, the Province is providing bursaries to internationally educated allied health professionals and existing health authority employees to meet increasing demand for health professionals in B.C. and to help make...
This July, newly graduated doctors across the country will start their residency training while others will be finishing and beginning their careers. At the same time, headlines continue to warn of the burnout endured by medical professionals as the COVID-19  pandemic drags into its third year. [ SEE: States With Biggest Gender Wage Gaps ] During this period of transition for newly minted physicians and specialists,...
Photo credit   The suicide crisis hotline was launched in the United States recently. It is a three digit number - 988 to ensure  easy access for those in need of assistance. Historically, when there are mental needs that need attention, police officers are dispatched to respond to citizens. With the new hotline, their call will be  received by trained professionals - mental health experts.  “ Since...