Traci Chicrock Beagle

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Hope and Engagement, Not Control and Coercion, in Psychiatric Care

Too much attention is paid to violence perpetuated by persons with mental illness and the associated solutions that focus on control and coercion. I'm writing in response to Steven Seager's op-ed titled "Where Hell is Other Patients" that was published in the <i>New York Times</i> on Nov. 10, 2014. Seager …

Study identifies key traits and methods of serial killer nurses

Serial killer nurses often gain notoriety among their colleagues before their crimes are exposed because they hold detailed morbid conversation with grieving relatives, new research into the characteristics of so-called “angels of death” has found.<p>Criminologists studying the traits of healthcare …

Nurses warn of mental health services strain

<b>Staff cuts and bed shortages are leaving mental health services "under unprecedented strain", says the nurses' union.</b><p>The Royal College of Nursing says there are now 3,300 fewer posts in mental health nursing, and 1,500 fewer beds, than in 2010.<p>At the same time demand has increased by 30%, the RCN …

Nursing homes serving minorities offering less care than those housing whites

The memory of the suffering Letasha Mims endured at the Alden Wentworth nursing home on Chicago's South Side still makes her mother Mary weep.<p>In less …

The Nurse Coaching People Through Death by Starvation

Brittany Maynard’s death has made physician-assisted suicide a hot topic. But what about terminally ill patients in states without a Death with …

Peace of Mind: How to Help a Child with Anxiety

Is your kid often anxious before a test or about things she saw on the news? Ease her worries with these low-key strategies.<p>My 7-year-old daughter, Stella, had always been good at spelling. So when her first-grade teacher announced a spelling bee, I was excited. Stella, on the other hand, started …

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When Children Die of Cancer

Losing a child is one of the worst experiences a person can go through. The psychological research is consistent in finding that those who lose a child grieve for the longest, the most intensely, and with the most severe symptoms.<p>What happens though when the person grieving is the child's doctor? …

The human lifecycle's neglected stepchild

5 things every nurse needs to know about CRNAs

iStock | Marko Volkmar<p>How much do YOU know about nurse anesthetists? Perhaps surprisingly, they’ve been providing anesthesia care to patients in the …

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Cannibalism Fetish Nurse Dale Bolinger Guilty Of Plotting To Meet Teenage Girl To 'Behead & Eat Her'

A 58-year-old man with a cannibalism fetish has been found guilty of trying to meet a 14-year-old girl after sexually grooming her and promising to …

Broomfield nursing home worker convicted in 2 sexual assaults

An assistant at a Broomfield nursing home was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting two female patients.<p>Antonio Nieto, 42, was convicted of two …

Footage Shows 68-Year-Old Minnesota Man Attacking Nurses Before Dying in Police Custody

Authorities in Maplewood, Minnesota released footage of a 68-year-old man chasing and attacking several nurses at a local hospital shortly before he …

Renal Function after Off- or On-Pump CABG: CORONARY Trial is next #NephJC

The next Nephrology online journal club (#NephJC) will discuss the results of the CORONARY Trial, presented at the late breaking session at the ASN …