Monthly Archives: June 2014

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Posted on June 30, 2014 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
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! Job Description Although “public health pharmacist” isn’t a widely used term here in the United States, there are plenty of pharmacists helping to promote the health...
Posted in: Public Health
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Posted on June 25, 2014 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
In addition to promoting prevention and healthy living, the field of public health addresses the root causes of poor health, from income, employment, housing and nutrition, to genetics and access to quality health care services. Yet treating the root causes of poor health rather than the symptoms of poor health receives remarkably little support in public policy. Public health operates largely at the margins of health policy in the United States, where health spending devoted to public health...
Posted in: Public Health
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Posted on June 24, 2014 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
I have been in the Counseling profession for 30 years. I have watched the profession change in many good ways such as licensure, accreditation and expansion into different areas of service. It has always been my pleasure and pride to be a counselor. Of course, there are challenges and annoyances that also come with the profession. One that has always irritated me is that counselors often view themselves...
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Posted on June 24, 2014 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
Nursing recruiters often hear “what would radiology need a nurse for?” The easy answer to that question is “to provide quality patient care while supporting the imaging or procedural needs of the patient”.  The comprehensive answer to that question, is clearly answered in Fast Facts for the Radiology Nurse! After years of exploring many types of nursing specialties (emergency, telephone, pediatric,...
Posted in: Nursing
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Posted on June 23, 2014 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
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! BASIC DESCRIPTION Case management is the process of organizing and coordinating resources and services in response to individual health care needs along the illness and care...
Posted in: Nursing
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Posted on June 20, 2014 by Bea Larsen | 0 comments
This is part seven of an 11-part series of blog excerpts written by Bea V. Larsen, JD, Center for Resolution of Disputes. These eleven blogs also appeared in Care Management Journals, Volume 15, Number 1, 2014. Full sample downloads of this journal are available here. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, staunch defender of the First Amendment, never wrote a free speech...
Posted in: Gerontology
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Posted on June 19, 2014 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
By the year 2020, there will be more than 53 million people over the age of 65 and about 7 million over the age of 85.  Recognizing this, I wanted to address the urgent need for beginning and seasoned mental health professionals to provide services for these older adults.  I remain concerned for this increasing population of older adults who are vulnerable to threats of financial stress, illness, isolation, exploitation, psychological problems, and stigma. Hidden within these statistics...
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Posted on June 17, 2014 by Sandra Cordray | 0 comments
We all know the value of culture – it is an integral part of our lives and provides an individual, a population, and a community with a unique identity and character. So why is culture competency important in emergency preparedness and disaster response? There are various reasons why culture and disasters interconnect, according to Jane Harkey MSW, RNC of Rutgers University, who leads continuing education efforts for local preparedness and response initiatives: People prepare,...
Posted in: Nursing
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Posted on June 16, 2014 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
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! JOB DESCRIPTION The Director of Human Resources (HR) heads the HR department in a hospital, overseeing the entire functioning of the department. This position typically reports...
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Posted on June 12, 2014 by Susan Penner | 0 comments
Susan J. Penner, RN, MN, MPA, DrPH, CNL Author, Economics and Financial Management for Nurses and Nurse Leaders, Second Edition, 2013.  Dr. Penner is also a PD caregiver. This is the first of a three-part series focused on Parkinson’s Disease (PD), a neurological disorder that affects many elderly Americans.  This series will explore the extent and costs of PD, with ideas for nursing...
Posted in: Nursing
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