Posted on January 31, 2014
In your mind’s eye, picture the following scenarios:
A black woman in Nigeria bleaching her skin.
A gay man in the United States going through reparative or conversion therapy to cure himself of homosexuality.
A Korean woman getting surgery so that she can have a “fold” on her eyelids and be more attractive.
A young man with autism...
Posted on January 30, 2014
Posted on January 29, 2014
Marlise Muñoz has been allowed to die. In an era when we are able to prolong life infinitesimally – as it seems – it is comforting to hear of a case where a patient is no longer forcibly being kept alive by...
Posted on January 29, 2014
We all know from personal experience that adopting new behaviors and attitudes can be a complicated endeavor. Changing well-established personal behaviors, habits, and routines requires a great deal of commitment and persistence. Thus, it should come as no surprise to us to be met with pushback and resistance when we attempt to stimulate change in complex systems such as schools and families. These systems are composed of individuals with longstanding preferences and habits that have been reinforced,...
Posted on January 28, 2014
For those of you who are connected with us on Twitter (@springerpub), this article might look familiar to you. After reading through some interesting ideas for how electronic health records (EHR) could incorporate features from social...
Posted on January 27, 2014
Career of the Week in Healthcare Management: Director of Clinical Laboratories
In this weekly feature, the editors of SpringBoard highlight one career in the health care professions–including a basic description, educational requirements, core competencies/key skills needed, and related web sites and professional organizations where you can find more information!
Posted on January 24, 2014
Behind the doors of a sex therapist, clients seek understanding, acceptance, and answers. But how can mental health professionals help their clients achieve these goals? Dr. Stephanie Buehler, a licensed psychologist, sex therapist and a recognized author, invites you to “Step Into My Office” with monthly sidebars taken from her own experience.
In terms of the couple, a woman’s lack of knowledge and inability to communicate to her partner what will arouse her and bring...
Posted on January 23, 2014
Marijuana legalization is getting a lot of press these days with ...
Posted on January 22, 2014
This is a time of rapid change in health care delivery. Nurses can expect increasing opportunities from the Affordable Care Act. For example, primary care services must be expanded to serve newly insured populations. The growing number...
Posted on January 21, 2014
When I tell people I’m a narrative gerontologist, they usually look perplexed. I typically follow-up with something like, “I study stories that older people tell and write.” Most of the time, people then give me the name of someone they know who's had an interesting life, usually someone who has traveled extensively, played a key part in a battle — something with a movie-esque quality. I want to respond by telling them that that is the exact opposite of what I do or what I'm interested...