Monthly Archives: July 2014

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Posted on July 31, 2014 by Michael Brustein | 0 comments
Steve Jobs, who shaped the way we consume entertainment, communicate with one another, read, and organize our schedules, could be considered a perfectionist. His biographer, Walter Isaacson, states that his “passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing” (Isaacson, 2011, p. xx–xxi). Without Job’s perfectionist traits, would he have accomplished as much as he did and...
Posted in: Psychology
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Posted on July 27, 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 FDA employs doctors as medical officers to help ensure the safety and effectiveness of prescription and over-the-counter medicines. These physicians interpret...
Posted in: Public Health
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Posted on July 22, 2014 by Lisa Y. Adams | 0 comments
The essence of nursing remains grounded in the concept of caring, formed on the premise of what Florence Nightingale set out to achieve so many years ago: doing good for others. As centuries have passed, the scope of nursing has evolved and technology and health care have expanded. The heart and soul of nursing have undergone a tumultuous journey. The role that caring plays in the nursing profession has achieved a certain irony as the health care industry has become more competitive. Professionalism,...
Posted in: Nursing
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Posted on July 20, 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 Chemotherapy nursing is a specialty within oncology nursing. Chemotherapy nurses administer and monitor the patient receiving chemotherapeutic agents as ordered...
Posted in: Nursing
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Posted on July 18, 2014 by Bea Larsen | 0 comments
This is part nine 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. I delight in my Sunday morning ritual. I forego the usual exercise routine and return to bed with coffee and...
Posted in: Gerontology
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Posted on July 17, 2014 by Judith Herrman | 0 comments
New research reveals that 20-50% of today’s teens have mental health issues or illness impacting their daily lives. Further study notes that of these, 60-90% are not receiving needed treatment! Unmet mental health needs have been associated with criminality and incarceration, perpetration and victimization of violence and abuse, family discord, poverty, and suicide. This is especially true during the adolescent years and needs to be addressed immediately. Recent shootings, suicides, gun...
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Posted on July 17, 2014 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
New research reveals that 20-50% of today’s teens have mental health issues or illness impacting their daily lives.  Further study notes that of these, 60-90% are not receiving needed treatment!  Unmet mental health needs have been associated with criminality and incarceration, perpetration and victimization of violence and abuse, family discord, poverty, and suicide.  This is especially true during the adolescent years and needs to be addressed immediately. Recent shootings, suicides,...
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Posted on July 14, 2014 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
For many years, I have been a faculty member in the College of Nursing at Michigan State University, where I teach, among other courses, research design and statistics in the Master’s programs to prepare nurse practitioners and nurse anesthetists. I also teach a research methods course in our PhD program preparing future nurse researchers and faculty.  Last fall, we started a Doctor of Nursing Practice program, which, while more clinically oriented than the PhD program, will also produce many...
Posted in: Nursing
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Posted on July 13, 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 Infection Prevention serves as the primary resource person for the hospital and the community in the area of infection control. This...
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Posted on July 11, 2014 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
In this monthly feature, we collect a few excerpts from reviews of our books.  Here is a sampling of our May and June book reviews:  Adult CCRN Certification Review: Think in Questions, Learn by Rationale by Kendra Menzies Kent, MS, RN-BC, CCRN, CNRN, SCRN “[This book] does an excellent job of reviewing the relevant content, with good thought-provoking questions. It is followed by NCLEX style...
Posted in: Nursing
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