When Americans think of breast cancer, most consider it to be like a game of craps. If a woman is lucky she will avoid breast cancer during her lifetime, but if she is unlucky, then she may be diagnosed with this dreadful disease.
Each year, we celebrate the work of nurses (as well as the birthday of Florence Nightingale) from May 6-12. But we don’t need National Nurses Week to remind us of the amazing work nurses do on a daily basis.
Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released enhanced National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care—a blueprint to help organizations improve health care quality in serving our nation’s diverse communities.
Only half of Americans identified as ever having had hepatitis C received follow-up testing showing that they were still infected, according to a recent report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
When Felicia Menefee, RN, NP, ACNS, recruited patients for the landmark African-American Heart Failure Trial (A-HeFT), little did she know that the study would yield such positive results for them—or future patients.
Last summer, The Joint Commission’s culturally and linguistically competent patient-centered communication standards became part of the hospital accreditation process. One year later, what difference are they making?
Community colleges are experiencing an increase in the number of men pursuing nursing as a career choice. The National League for Nursing’s Annual Survey of Schools of Nursing for the 2010-2011 academic year indicated that 15% of associate degree students were males.