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Water Landscapes Around the World Showcase Nature's Beauty

<b>This post is brought to you by Poland Spring Brand 100% Natural Spring Water.</b><p>When you first hear the word landscape, what comes to mind? Do you think of mountains, hills or the general countryside? In fact, landscape is more broadly defined as “all the visible features of an area of land” which …

Nature

If You Don't Like the Label, Don't Live It.

There’s been a lot of talk about the cost of education for those in the health care professions. The new answer to health care reform for nurses, at …

Why More Patients Should Blog About Illness And Death

I entered the world of illness blogs for the first time when I learned through Facebook that a friend from middle school passed away last Friday from acute myeloid leukemia. In the three months between his diagnosis and his death, the friend, whom I'll call Tom, blogged beautifully and intimately …

Male Nurses Make More Money

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Transforming healthcare through nursing: RWJF

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently announced a new $3 million initiative to help states better prepare the nursing profession to …

Health Care

The Diabetic's Paradox

Health self-tracking is in vogue. But is it more of a boon or a burden?<p>Cathal McNaughton / AP<p>Asking people to monitor their own health and change behaviors according to their own data -- self-tracking -- is the premise behind a deluge of mobile apps, new wearable devices, and patient services. The …

Secrets nurses keep

Thinkstock<p>With all the craziness that goes on during any given shift, nurses are bound to have some pretty interesting secrets. Below are 10 secrets …

New York City

A Doctor Confides, “My Primary Doc is a Nurse”

Last week I interviewed a doctor who told me that his primary care doc is a “physician assistant” who has been trained to deliver primary care. He …

It Bears Repeating: 'A Smart Doctor Listens to the Nurses'

<i>By Jacob Molyneux,</i> AJN <i>senior editor</i><p>The April <i>Reflections</i> essay in <i>AJN</i><i>—Reflections</i> is a monthly one-page column we’ve run for many years inside the back …

Joint Commission warns hospitals that alarm fatigue is putting patients at risk

The national organization that accredits hospitals warned Monday that the constant beeping of alarms on patient monitors de­sensitizes caregivers, …

The Difference Between Nursing and Journalism

Whether we record our experiences in words to share with others, or keep them to ourselves, as nurses we bear witness to the suffering of our …

Even A Doctor Can’t Keep His Father Safe In The Hospital

Three years ago, on a Friday afternoon, I received a frantic phone call from my mother. My active and healthy father was in the hospital with a …

Future of Nursing

Resources<p>A library at your fingertips<p>Help promote better health through nursing by tapping into hundreds of resources, including studies, toolkits, …

Webinars

10 signs you're a burned-out ER nurse

Ron Chapple Studios | ThinkStock + Scrubs<p>“Never, ever lie to your ER nurse. Their BS detectors are excellent, and you lose all credibility when you …

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Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care