Home Safety in Focus for National Family Caregivers Month

  by Spencer Blohm November is National Family Caregivers Month. Initiated by the Obama Administration in 2012, National Family Caregivers Month honors people who take care of adult relatives, be they adult children caring for aging parents or people caring for a disabled loved one. The month is also intended to call attention to the problems […]

A question for healthcare leaders & educators @ promoting ‘soft’ skills in staff?

Here’s the question: Would you utilize a  free online video library  of experiential learning activities that promote emotional intelligence, communication, team-building, and leadership skills in your staff? Please post your comments/questions here or via email:  beth@bethboynton.com and share the question w/ your colleagues. Here’s why I’m asking: Problems with ‘soft skills’ are at the root of many challenging issues in healthcare such […]

“Law & Order for Nurses” book giveaway! (11/25-11/30 Only)

Happy Thanksgiving from Nurse Attorney, Lorie Brown, RN, MN, JD Every year thousands of nurses are disciplined because they don’t understand the law. If you don’t want to become one of them you must learn how to protect yourself…but that’s easier said than done! But I have great news for you! Nurse-Attorney, Lorie Brown wrote […]

AHRQ IS Listening!

A few weeks ago I was preparing a webinar on the Deeper Work of Teaching Assertiveness for F.A. Davis Publishing.  In it I discussed some blindspots I’ve noticed in our solutions to date re: improving communication in healthcare.  I also included constructive quality improvement ideas to address them.  (The webinar is 30 min, on demand, and […]

How Changing Demographics Affect Nursing Practice, Part II: Diversity and Multiculturalism

By Tricia Hussung at Campbellsville University Diversity and Multiculturalism Another critical element involved in patient demographic shifts is diversity. In today’s healthcare system, the relationship between culture and health is central to delivering quality patient care. “Of the many factors that are known to determine health beliefs and behaviors, culture is the most influential,” according […]

How Changing Demographics Affect Nursing Practice, Part I: Understanding the Aging Population

By Tricia Hussung at Campbellsville University Recent demographic shifts will have major implications for the U.S. healthcare system, both in terms of the delivery of patient care and the practice of nursing. According to experts at Kansas State University, improved public health and clinical care have led to an increase in the average life span, meaning that […]