Chronically ill patients are more complex than ever before, and while modern medicine is rapidly advancing to address chronic diseases and conditions, healthcare providers are failing to address patients' core values and quality of life until it is too late.
An Advance Medical Directive is a tool to express values and beliefs with respect to health care decisions and preferences for health care while you are able to make such decisions for yourself, and to assign authority to a selected representative when you are no longer able to do so
Nurses are a special breed of people; ones who dedicate their life to the profession of caring for others. Unfortunately, their deeds often go unnoticed and unappreciated by the public.
A little anecdote from one of my social work experiences where I was told off by a client. This is meant to be a bit amusing and if you are not familiar with social work, probably would seem a little confusing. If you do read it, I hope you can get a chuckle or two.
Non-compliance with multiple medication use in the elderly is a large problem. While interventions exist, the research demonstrating efficacy is lacking, and barriers limit implementation implications.
One of the first phrases a nursing student learns is that "nurses eat their young." was first used by nursing professor Judith Meissner in 1986. At least 85% of nurses have been bullied, according to research.
Concierge medicine is a trend that's gaining steam in the healthcare field. What is it and what are its benefits?
Ever wonder what happens to your samples that are collected and sent to “the lab”? Learn about the amazing people (like me) that take those samples and give your doctor the results they need to treat you!
Anesthesiologists are medical doctors who specialize in the care of patients before, during and after surgery. Whether the anesthetic is routine and easy or emergent and life-threatening, the anesthesiologist is with the patient the whole time they are in the operating room.
A lot of things can be interpreted simply by a touch. In medical profession, a touch is the most important thing. A right, healing and assuring touch can guide your patients towards progressive recovery.
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!
Keeping secrets is only one of the things that nurses do best. From test results to warding off bad spirits, this article reveals why nurses do what they do and what to expect in the hospital.
Recently, a disturbing news story has come out regarding allegations of fraud against one of the nation’s largest MRI-reading companies. While the alleged fraud is shameful, the underlying story is that the modern healthcare industry has a perverse incentive structure.
Nursing aides or assistants are an important part of the healthcare team. In this article, I will provide some helpful tips on how to do your job effectively and be a well-loved and respected aide.
As insurance companies push to speed care and lower costs, the doctor-patient relationship has suffered. This is an important issue as it has been proven this relationship can have profound effects on care.