News and perspectives important to RNs and the profession of nursing, gathered from sources around the world.
Investing in nurse manager development pays off
HealthLeaders Media, Jennifer Thew, 1 November 2017
Hospitals and health systems have not typically prioritized nurse manager training and development. But that's changing as healthcare leaders begin to recognize the critical role nurse managers play in achieving an organization's outcomes and initiatives.
How to get the most out of orientation
Nurse.org, 1 November 2017
Starting a new job? Nurses fresh out of nursing school aren't the only ones who struggle with orientation. Nurses who change specialties and even seasoned nurses can get first-day jitters.
Doing your inner work as a nurse
Nurse Keith’s Digital Doorway (blog), Keith Carlson, 30 October 2017
Nurse clinicians spend a great deal of time providing care for others. What is a powerful way for us nurses to empower and elevate our understanding of human behavior, the human condition, and the nature of suffering?
Creating a fair and just culture in schools of nursing
AJN, Jane Barnsteiner and Joanne Disch, November 2017
The quality and safety of patient care depend not only on what happens in clinical settings, but also on what happens in academic settings. How and what students learn—and how nursing faculty and their clinician partners approach teaching—matter.
Health improves when nurses know health policy
Nurse.com, Susan Reinhard, 2 November 2017
Nurses are more powerful when they are aware of how health policy rulings affect them and their patients.
What it's like to learn you're going to die
The Atlantic, Jennie Dear, 2 November 2017
Palliative-care doctors explain the “existential slap” that many people face at the end—that moment when a dying person first comprehends, on a gut level, that death is close.
Why the cell-free fetal DNA test is a game-changer
KevinMD.com, Danielle Jones, 2 November 2017
As a practicing OB/GYN, I feel lucky to be working in a field so full of promise and with space for advancement of medical technology.
Daylight Saving Time 2017: Night shift nurse problems
Nurse.org, 30 October 2017
Often incorrectly referred to as Daylight Savings Time, this seemingly minor adjustment can interrupt our circadian rhythms, confuse our charting, complicate our medication administration, and just mess with our workdays.
When compassionate care takes a turn toward fatigue
Scrubs, 30 October 2017
Today’s nurses are facing new levels of compassion fatigue—emotional distress or apathy resulting from the constant demands of caring for others.
Depressed nurses more likely to make medical errors
NurseLabs, Frieda Paton, 31 October 2017
Nurses who report poor health, and specifically depression, are more likely to make medical errors, according to recent information published by The Ohio State University.
EU nurses 'turning their backs on UK'
BBC News, Nick Triggle, 2 November 2017
New figures released by the Nursing and Midwifery Council have reinforced the idea that the number of EU nurses and midwives wanting to work in the UK has declined after Brexit. But ministers said a rise in training places would compensate for the drop. RNL
—Compiled by Paula Jeffers
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