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Nursing, Medical Students Partner on Interdisciplinary Care to Needy
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
A program at Florida International University is partnering students from multiple healthcare disciplines in an outreach project to work to bring care to families in need.[Read More]
August 24, 2010
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Nursing Work Conditions at ANCC-Rated Hospitals Studied
My colleague, Janice Simmons, writes about a study examining nurse working conditions at ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) hospitals. MRP hospitals have been cited for promoting better patient safety and outcomes, but the study found they may not necessarily be providing better working conditions for nurses. Particularly in the area of scheduling and job demands, non-MRP hospitals are comparable to MRP-designated hospitals, according to researchers from the University of Maryland School of Nursing.[Read More]
Nurses Allege Employment Discrimination at SF Hospitals
HealthLeaders Media HR editor, John Commins, examines a situation in California where a nursing union is alleging discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, and national origin. The California Nurses Association has asked the San Francisco Human Rights Commission to investigate its allegations of "systematic" employment discrimination at Sutter Health's California Pacific Medical Center and St. Luke's Hospital.[Read More]
Fear of Falling Can Lead to Falls, Researchers Conclude
Providers should be more attentive to asking patients about fall fears because the answers might be helpful in designing fall prevention efforts, a study suggests. [Read More]
Palliative Care for Cancer Patients Prolongs Life, Study Finds
Researchers found that among patients with end-stage metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer, early palliative care also leads to significant improvements in quality of life compared to patients who receive standard care.[Read More]
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Hospital Staffing Incentives: A Critical Tool
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Care Coalition Chips Away at Transition Problems
Sometimes transitioning patients to the next level of care can be a chore. There are several different types of agencies (home health, nursing homes, hospices) and several individual agencies within those types, all requiring different information to accept a referral. This can cause aggravation and, more importantly, delays.[Read More]

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Nursing Headlines

What to tell patients when trials go awry
The New York Times/AP ? August 24, 2010

U.S. Inaction Lets Look-Alike Tubes Kill Patients
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Hospital MRSA Prevention Policies Widespread, Varied
HealthLeaders Media ? August 19, 2010

Duluth nurses set the stage for 24-hour strike
Minneapolis Star Tribune ? August 19, 2010

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