The United States is clearly taking action against global health issue such as obesity, tobacco use, and HIV/AIDS. There is still much to that needs done - interventions are outlined in this article.
What you need to know to keep you and your loved ones safe from suicide.
An example plan is described for a Suicide Prevention Program aimed at high school freshman in a medium sized town.
This article will introduce the health issue of suicide, describe data and research regarding suicide and prevention, and describe a suicide prevention program from a nurse's perspective.
HIV is thought to be a problem of the past. It still haunts the United States and those around us. This article highlights current and future activities surrounding the HIV problem.
Media has made an incredible impact on the dissemination of knowledge, ability to impact behaviors, and capacity to provide access to interventions.
Social networking is an effective way to aid in the fight to decrease obesity. This article outlines research surrounding social networks and technology in the battle of the bulge.
Tobacco use among youth is a problem that continues despite efforts at defeat. Many policies and interventions can aid in the fight - especially using peers against peers.
The focus of public health is changing along with the demands for healthcare change. Public health educators are embracing the social determinant approach and overcoming challenges.
EHRs have positive and negative effects on consumers, educators, and healthcare providers. Standards must be in place and patients must remain the focus of the EHR.
Deciphers the pros and the cons of electronic clinical information systems.
Technology has influenced patient care, professional development, and the scene of the healthcare system.
A nurse's perspective on the use of socially intelligent machines in healthcare and how they will impact the future of nursing.
Technology can offer improvements for many aspects of nursing; it can also cause challenges that must be addressed with care.
An analysis of the types of violence displayed during 2 hours of children's programming.
Do human beings deserve healthcare or should they have access to it regardless? This question is investigated from a nurse's perspective, outlining current and future challenges with policy change.
A conflict situation with a Nurse Manager is described with reflection on lessons learned for future conflict situations.
Mental health is an area of needed attention that needs recognized by all nurses and providers. The many avenues for civic engagement by healthcare workers and nursing leaders are detailed.
Concepts have been identified as observed phenomenon and said to be the building blocks of theory (Bell & Duffy, 2009). Chinn and Kramer (2011) believe that concepts do not remain static but instead change over time and in different contexts and...
A situation is described where moral distress was because I was unable, through no fault of my own, to do the right thing. Ethics and reframing the problem for a better outcome is discussed.
A nurse is reprimanded shortly after orientation for an unfair situation. This article outlines best practices and solutions to such situations.
Specific skills and/or competencies are interrelated among the educator, leader/administrator and, practice based nurse...and they are forever changing!