Second Opinion

Is Magnet Certification Worth It for Nurses?

Do you work at one of the more than 400 Magnet-recognized hospitals around the world?  It has been said that minority nurses who work at these recognized facilities have the benefit of flourishing in a positive environment with employers who value their skills and career goals.

The Fight for a Peaceful Transition: Discovering Moral Courage

As a critical care nurse, I am often confronted with difficult situations and sometimes placed in compromising ethical predicaments. It is a constant struggle to ensure the safety of the patient while respecting the wishes of the ordering physician.

No Older Adult Left Behind

Older adults are one of the fastest growing populations in the United States. According to the 2010 US census, there are approximately 40 million adults 65 years and older, an increase of over 5 million since 2000.

Technology in the Workplace: How You Can Prepare

Most of us have heard the term “digital divide,” and many of us are familiar with the move towards electronic health records (EHRs) in the workplace.

Honesty and Ethics in Nursing

The latest Gallup Poll of Honesty/Ethics in Professions says the most trusted profession (for an astounding 13 out of the last 14 years) is—drumroll, please—nursing.

Nursing: What It Was, What It Is, and Where It’s Going

 When Florence Nightingale wrote her book Notes on Nursing: What It Is and What It Is Not, the purpose was to assist any woman in the practice of nursing in the home and elsewhere.

“Sugar” – A Preventable Disease with Devastating Consequences

As a child, more than four decades ago, I once heard older relatives talking about their health troubles related to diabetes, which they often simply called “sugar.” This sounded more to me like a tasty treat than a disease.

Rehabilitation and Care of Immunosuppressed Elderly Patients

The incidence of immunosuppressed elderly patients has increased over the past few years. Hospitals and rehabilitation centers are seeing patients with greater complications, which poses many risks.

CenteringPregnancy: Better Birth Outcomes, Happy Caregivers, Satisfied Patients

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. Each is...

CenteringPregnancy: Better Birth Outcomes, Happy Caregivers, Satisfied Patients

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.

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