This article covers the things you want to know about resuming activity, range of motion, scar management, sensory re-education, and lymphedema prevention after a mastectomy.
Disturbing thoughts can be a major problem for those who suffer with anxiety disorders. Why do you get them and how can you deal with them?
Dementia and its many challenges has become one of the medical world’s greatest challenges. Understanding dementia and its impact on our lives will hopefully challenge us to participate in ongoing dementia research, ultimately making a difference both now and in the future.
We've all had itchy or watery eyes, and many of us have had dryness at one time or another. This article has all the information you need on dry eyes, including treatments and causes.
Requiring lifelong treatment, schizophrenia is one of the most debilitating types of mental illness, affecting 1% of all adults globally. The causes of this disorder are not yet fully understood, however, early detection is the key to the right treatment, and understanding is the key to acceptance.
What are human guide techniques? How do you help a person with a visual impairment find a chair? Use the stairs? This article provides information about useful techniques for these situations and more from my training as a TVI and a counselor.
Grief is a journey unique to the individual, generally experienced in cycles. There is no time frame with grieving, however, there are distinct stages that occur throughout the process. Understanding these stages can help a person come to terms with their feelings and eventually heal from the loss.
Cognitive therapy is one of the approaches for the treatment of depression. According to Aaron Beck, depressed persons consistently view themselves, the future, and the world in a negative way.
For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a nurse. Nursing did not end up being my college major/first career choice because I allowed others to direct my future. Once I finally took control of my dreams, I made becoming a registered nurse a reality. Here is my story; and it wasn't easy!
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an extreme anxiety disorder characterised by obsessions and/or compulsions. Challenging and debilitating, this condition often requires long-term treatment. Staying focused on recovery goals and reaching out to a support group will make the journey less challenging.
Critical care patients, Alzheimer's patients, and comatose patients routinely harm themselves and others unintentionally by scratching, pulling, or grabbing. Here are some interesting ideas for injury prevention in this patient population.
Thyroid and gallbladder health are intricately connected. After gallbladder removal surgery, thyroid functioning often declines. Alternatively, thyroid dysfunction can result in decreased bile flow and the formation of gallstones. Proper nutrition, gut health, and supplementation can benefit both.
One of the first phrases a nursing student learns is that “nurses eat their young." This was first used by nursing professor Judith Meissner in 1986. At least 85% of nurses have been bullied, according to research.
This article corrects the misconceptions about narcissism and discusses differences between covert (inverted) and overt narcissists. The contributions of self-efficacy and self-esteem to these types are discussed and a more inclusive model of the disorder presented.
Cataracts will affect all of us at one point in our lives. This article has all the information you need to make an informed decision when it's time for surgery.