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For many who take up the stethoscope, nursing can be a “risky business” due to the emotional impact on those providing care. Compassion fatigue, sometimes known as compassion burnout syndrome, is an all-to-real consequence of caring for people in pain, trauma,, or who are near end of life. The very qualities that make you an… Read more »

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Often times, in life and death issues, ethical concerns are not clear-cut. When a patient is confronted with a decision and all the facts have been told, obviously it is up to the individual to determine the course they want to take. It is, in fact, their life and health that is at stake. Each… Read more »

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  The roles of nurse leaders are changing and developing as these wise and seasoned pros are expanding their responsibilities to both fellow professionals and patients. Nurse leaders are those individuals in nursing careers who are naturally take-charge people and those to whom the rest of the staff turn with questions and concerns. Though not… Read more »

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Temps are making a huge impact on the home health care industry in many positive ways. Home health is decidedly the fastest growing industry, bar none, in the U.S. and the demand for qualified clinicians is difficult for many home health care agencies to meet. With changes occurring in healthcare, and an aging population that’s… Read more »

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  It isn’t difficult to see why physical therapists are in a sector of healthcare that is predicted to skyrocket for 2018 and beyond. The current and future need for physical therapists is going to be great- that’s a reasonable assumption even without data to back it up. Given the growth of the senior population… Read more »

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Nursing can be an incredibly rewarding career, no matter the venue. However nursing volunteers in countries most desperately in need of healthcare are reaping the satisfaction of enormous fulfillment, even under dire circumstances. Aiding in countries hardest hit by poverty, natural disasters and disease often provides concrete evidence that what nursing volunteers are doing is… Read more »

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        There’s no disputing the nursing shortage crisis that exists in the US, but we do seem to be headed for a disaster if it isn’t remedied very soon. Nursing is one of the most noble of professions, and one to which many good and nurturing individuals feel called. Unfortunately there is… Read more »

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Setting goals is a fundamental component to achieving longterm success in any career or personal endeavor. For those in nursing understanding your objectives and setting nursing goals is instrumental in helping you stay the course. All too often those in nursing can become overwhelmed by the demands of coworkers, patients, and ever-changing shifts. It’s difficult… Read more »

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    Ethical concerns for nurses and other healthcare professionals can arise at any given time. Addressing your concerns can be a little bit tricky. You certainly don’t want to step on the toes-nor wishes-of your patients and their families, however you do have a professional responsibility to adhere to a certain code of ethics…. Read more »

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  The demand for Allied Health professionals has never been greater. These medical professionals are part of the team that provides patients with a means to carry out a thorough care plan. The need to build this medical support group in clinics, hospitals and nursing care facilities creates ample opportunities for those who work as… Read more »