Monthly Archives: August 2014

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Posted on August 26, 2014 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
After I started working in a dermatology clinic, I recognized that I had made errors diagnosing and treating dermatological problems while practicing in primary care.  Once in the specialty of dermatology, I decided to write Dermatology for the Advanced Practice Nurse for Nurse Practitioners in primary care to have a fast concise way to diagnose dermatological problems and identify treatment options.  When a patient presents...
Posted in: Nursing, Public Health
Posted on August 25, 2014 by | 0 comments
Dr. E.J.R. David, Editor of Internalized Oppression: The Psychology of Marginalized Groups, shares his personal experience with internalized oppression.
Posted in: Psychology
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Posted on August 24, 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 Biostatisticians use statistical expertise to help researchers investigate issues in all areas of public health. There are biostatisticians at the FDA who develop...
Posted in: Public Health
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Posted on August 22, 2014 by Sandra Cordray | 0 comments
Does a female-named storm impact evacuation? Researchers at the University of Illinois and Arizona State University believe they do. In a study published in the June Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers looked at death rates from 94 Atlantic hurricanes that made landfall in the United States from 1950 to 2012.  Of the 47 most damaging hurricanes, those with female names resulted in an average of 45 deaths compared to 23 deaths from male-named storms.  Excluded from the...
Posted in: Nursing
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Posted on August 20, 2014 by John O'Brien | 0 comments
Addictions are a major public health issue in American society. Approximately 50% of individuals presenting to mental health clinicians have problems with either their own alcoholism or that of a family member. In addition, 24 million Americans are users of illicit drugs. For many individuals, substance use and compulsive behaviors have become a way to manage untreated mental health issues. Undiagnosed trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder are present at much higher rates in those with addictions...
Posted in: Psychology
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Posted on August 18, 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 A child adolescent psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist (CNS) is an advanced practice nurse who works with children and adolescents with psychiatric...
Posted in: Nursing
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Posted on August 15, 2014 by Bea Larsen | 0 comments
This is the final entry in 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 have become reluctant to travel on my own. I find reasons to put off planning a journey, despite anticipating pleasure...
Posted in: Gerontology
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Posted on August 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. Nurses need to learn more about their role in managing Parkinson’s Disease (PD).  Part...
Posted in: Nursing
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Posted on August 11, 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 Marketing for an acute care hospital is responsible for a wide range of activities,...
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Posted on August 8, 2014 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
A nationwide shortage in nurse educators means that qualified candidates are being turned away from baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs. Teaching med-surg nursing seems difficult, but here’s the authoritative guide and toolkit to help you do it! CareFirst is investing...
Posted in: Nursing
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