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Palliative Care Unit Closed Down Because Of A Staffing Shortage

Palliative Care Unit Closed Down Because Of A Staffing Shortage

Palliative care: In this study palliative care unit patients are being moved out of their separate unit into another unit of the Campbellton Regional Hospital because of a shortage of nursing staff. The six palliative care beds are being moved to the geriatric-rehabilitation unit, making a total of 25 beds in that unit, said Gilles Lanteigne, president…

Cancer Had A Goals Of Care Conversation With Members

Cancer Had A Goals Of Care Conversation With Members

Goals Of Care; Despite most patients with cancer preferring to die at home, about a third still die in the hospital, with about 10% being in the intensive care unit (ICU), causing more pain and anxiety to the patient and increasing the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder and prolong grief disorder for family and caregivers,…

Medical And Nursing Care

Medical And Nursing Care Services To Prevent Costs

Medical and nursing care; This pension system is attracting attention so as a contentious issue in the House of Councillors election. But medical treatment and nursing care are also important points of contention when considering life after retirement. Political parties are called on to deepen the debate over how to maintain the system; which people…

Tailoring Care To Meet Require Changes To Nursing Workflow

Tailoring Care To Meet Require Changes To Nursing Workflow

Tailoring Care; Nurses play a pivotal role in caring for hospitalized patients with social risk factors and preparing them for discharge. Now, a new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) illustrates how certain health system constraints present barriers to effective care and impact outcomes for patients with high social risks.…

Nursing Home Care Is Also Necessary For Older Americans

Nursing Home Care Is Also Necessary For Older Americans

This study related to nursing home care; Our country is getting older and each year, more of us need help with everyday tasks as we age. Supporting older adults is big business in this business cycle alone, employment in services that assist older Americans has grown rapidly. But if dignity in old age is a…

Nursing Leadership And Clinical Supervision In Aged Care Facilities

Nursing Leadership And Clinical Supervision In Aged Care Facilities

Nursing Leadership; Her staff shortages and a lack of training have once again emerged as key issues underpinning the nation’s aged care crisis, as the aged care royal commission hears testimony in Perth. Registered nurse Noleen Hausler shared the experience of her 98-year-old father, Clarence, who was force-fed, assaulted and had a serviette held over his…

General Physician With Empathic Reduced Risk Of Early Death

General Physician With Empathic Reduced Risk Of Early Death

General Physician; In this study patients who have diagnosed with diabetes are at a lower risk of early death if they have a doctor who they describe as showing empathy towards them, a new study from the University of Cambridge has found. Empathy is an important concept within healthcare and as such is emphasised in…

Pediatric Palliative Care

Pediatric Palliative Care Offering Specialized Medical Care For Infants

Pediatric Palliative Care; Lexington, Ky.based hospice provider Bluegrass Care Navigators has unveiled a new community based pediatric palliative care program called Bright Path, offering specialized medical care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults suffering from serious illness.  Physicians, nurse practitioners, nurse coordinators, nurses, clinical social workers, and chaplains comprise the multidisciplinary team providing care…

Nursing Training Program Who Expressed Working In The Specialty

Nursing Training Program Who Expressed Working In The Specialty

Nursing Training Program; A first-in-country rheumatology nursing training program in Cyprus was met with enthusiasm from the 27 participants, all of whom expressed interest in working in the specialty, according to results presented at the EULAR Annual Congress. “We are determine to challenge the government in Cyprus to implement a rheumatology nurse service into the…

Nursing Team Ensure Each Child Lives

Nursing Team Ensure Each Child Lives Well To The End Of Their Lives

Nursing Team; In this study northern Ireland Children’s Hospice has said that inadequate government funding may force the charity into making cuts to its end-of-life services, the Derry News can reveal. To this point, the local charity has only managed to maintain its current level of level of care thanks to “unwavering voluntary support”. It…

Nurses Believes In Sedation For Comfort Of Ventilated Patients

Nurses Believes In Sedation For Comfort Of Ventilated Patients

Nurses Believes; More than half of critical care nurses believe sedation is need to minimize discomfort and distress among patients receiving mechanical ventilation, according to survey results published in the July issue of the American Journal of Critical Care. Jill L. Guttormson, Ph.D., and colleagues surveyed 177 members of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses…

Nursing Facilities

Nursing Facilities Shifted To Home Will Benefit Patients

Nursing Facilities; New research from University of Chicago scholars provides compelling evidence that Medicaid’s push to shift long-term care from nursing homes and other medical institutions to home and community base services may be detrimental to patients, particularly those from racial and ethnic groups and sicker patients. The research, publish July 1 in the journal…