Kyle Walter

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Nursing a kind ambition

Freyr Colvin was going through a difficult time when she decided to pursue a career in nursing.<p>She had been in a terrible accident; in fact, she …

This Nurse Singing to a Dying Patient Will Remind You There Are Amazing People in This World

"She's my angel"<p>In an absolutely heartbreaking Facebook post, nurse Olivia Neufelderher is shown singing to patient, Margaret Smith, 63, as she passes away from liver cancer. Smith's daughter, Megan, shared the video, writing, "This nurse sat with my mom for hours while the medicine from too much …

Empathy

Why Nerds and Nurses Are Taking Over the U.S. Economy

A blockbuster report from government economists forecasts the workforce of 2026—a world of robot cashiers, well-paid math nerds, and so (so, so, so) many healthcare workers.<p>Manufacturing will fall. Retail will wobble. Automation will inch along but stay off the roads, for now. The rich will keep …

Beautiful moment nurse sings dying patient’s favourite song at her bedside

<b>This is the beautiful moment a dedicated nurse sings a dying patient’s favourite song by her bedside.</b><p>It is the same song Margaret Smith, 63, wants …

What is a nurse? Baffling number of job roles leaves patients and bosses confused

Because the job title is not protected, anyone can call themselves a nurse. It diminishes the work of the highly trained staff on the NHS frontline<p>If you walk into a hospital, care home or GP surgery in England today, you might see someone who calls themselves a nurse. But are they a nurse? What …

Radiation Therapy

There is a serious staff crisis in nursing – and men are the solution

In the United Kingdom more nurses are leaving the national register than joining it. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) reported in July that an …

Radiation Therapy

NHS nurses: pressures taking toll on compassion and kindness, our new study shows

It’s no secret that the NHS is under a critical amount of pressure. Latest reports indicate that 24,000 nursing positions are vacant and our new …

Research

Expand nurse practitioners’ role, union says

The provincial Liberals came under fire last month for the relatively small increase in health-care spending amid a doctor shortage.<p>As a new Nova …

Nursing degrees increasing, but not on track to meet goal for acute care

(Reuters Health) - The proportion of registered nurses with nursing bachelor’s degrees has climbed in recent years to 57 percent in U.S. acute care settings, but it’s not rising fast enough to reach a goal of 80 percent by the year 2020, researchers say.<p>“When more nurses have degrees, there’s a …

University of California

Why More Men Are Becoming Nurses

More men are joining the nursing field than have in previous decades.<p>Men made up about 13% of the nursing field in 2015, up from just 2.2% in 1960, according to a new study by economics professors Elizabeth Munnich and Abigail Wozniak.<p>More high school-educated men and the increased demand for …

View from the ‘accessible’ section: Victoria’s delirious, heartening euthanasia vote

My vantage point from the "accessible" section of the public gallery was one of the few perks of being, as far as I know, the only visibly seriously …

A Dangerous, Possibly Untreatable Form of ‘Super Malaria’ Is Spreading

Researchers warn that the spread of this “super malaria” in Southeast Asia should be seen as a global threat.<p>Malaria, an already dangerous and …

I Got Surgery Without Anesthesia and I'd Do it Again

Americans really need to harden up.<p>I'd been biking around the gorgeous art-installation island of Naoshima, Japan, all morning when I came across a secluded little bathing beach. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to briefly escape the humidity with a dip in the water. After what was easily one of …

Neuropsychology study finds negative stimuli captures the attention of depressed people

By analyzing electrical brainwaves, a team of scientists from Texas has found that depressed people are drawn to negative information in a way that …

Brainwaves

The 20 top-selling prescription drugs

Humira, the blockbuster anti-inflammatory drug that is routinely blasted on TV commercials, netted $13.6 billion in gross U.S. sales last year — the …

Can you live without a pancreas?

While it is possible to live without a pancreas, doctors only recommend removing a pancreas when a person has a serious medical condition such as …

More Than Half Of All Teens Got The HPV Vaccine

Vaccines, though sometimes scary to receive, have proven time and again to be one of the most effective ways to prevent life-threatening diseases, …

Public Health