By now, most of us within the health care sector have already become well-acquainted with the impending and grim statistics facing the United States, mainly in regards to the staggering dearth in our nursing profession purportedly by the year 2014.
The women trickle in, one by one, into a brightly lit ground floor conference room at Providence Hospital, a large urban hospital in Washington, DC. A vibrant social worker greets each one as “honey” as they take their seats in a circle of chairs.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States both for men and women, killing 25% of Americans, and heart disease deaths are most often due to ischemic heart disease (e.g., heart attack).1 These facts are well known among doctors, nurses, and other health professiona
The international year of the nurse, 2010, is also the centennial anniversary of the death of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing (1820-1910). To pay homage to this great nurse leader, we can fulfill her vision of nursing through our commitment to improving the health and welfare of society.
The changing demographics of the citizens of the United States compels health care providers to adapt and deliver culturally competent care to underrepresented minorities, particularly in the nurse anesthesia profession.