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The nursing workforce in 21 numbers

Becker's Hospital Review

The nation's nursing workforce is becoming more diverse and highly trained, though job satisfaction is falling and shortage projections are increasing through 2036, a new federal report shows.

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Focus on obesity treatment for lasting lifestyle change

American Nurse

Change is difficult. Many individuals made New Year’s resolutions surrounding diet and physical activity, but 3 months into 2024, some have begun to falter. Anyone who’s tried to make a change in their routine knows how difficult it can be to make long-term, sustainable changes, and it’s a particularly big challenge in obesity management. So how can we as clinicians support our patients to not only make changes, but maintain behaviors related to diet and physical activity over the long-term?

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A Day in the Life: Spinal Cord/Multi Trauma Unit Nurse

Daily Nurse

What is it like to work as a nurse with patients who have injured their spinal cords or who have multiple traumas? Rashidat Larsah, BSN, RN, SCN I, knows firsthand from working at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute ’s Spinal Cord/Multi Trauma Unit. We asked her about her work. What follows is our interview, edited for length and clarity.

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Compassion Begins with You

Diane Sieg

One of my favorite components of the Well-Being Coaching Program is celebrating the Champions and Coaches at Graduation after fulfilling the requirements for certification. It is a special day to recognize their hard work in developing Self-Leadership, reveal the results of their assessments, and hear their individual stories about what the program meant to them.

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Fertility Benefits for Every Age: A HR Roadmap from Gen Z to Baby Boomers

Speaker: Lauri Armstrong, SHRM-SCP - Sr. Director, People Operations at Carrot Fertility

Today’s workforce includes multiple generations of employees all looking for something different from their benefits package. While meeting these disparate needs can be challenging, a comprehensive fertility benefit can support everyone from junior staffers learning about their fertility health to senior leadership managing menopause and low testosterone symptoms.

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Indiana Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Dentistry Training

American Medical Compliance

The following Indiana Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Dentistry Training is designed to educate dental healthcare providers (DHCP) in Indiana on the ADA Code of Ethics, which includes the Principles of Ethics, the Code of Professional Conduct, and Advisory Opinions, as well as Indiana guidelines regarding the licensure and practice of dentists and dental hygienists.

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NSW may end its COVID vaccine mandate for health workers. That doesn’t mean it was a bad idea in the first place

Nursing Review

Katie Attwell , The University of Western Australia and Jessica Kaufman , Murdoch Children's Research Institute Months after COVID vaccines were introduced in 2021, governments and private organisations mandated them for various groups. Health and aged care workers were among the first to need two doses to keep their jobs. State and territory governments subsequently implemented employment and public space mandates which required people to show proof of vaccination to enter hospitality venues an

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Engaging Patients in Decision-making and Behavior Change to Promote Wellness

Nurses Advocates

Last week, I shared a story titled When the System Works It Works Well. A comment from a reader made me rethink this story and see a different perspective that I had not considered. I wanted to share it with you as it was an important realization that we must remember as nurse case managers and other healthcare team members. The Comment: Great story.

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WA abortion laws reformed

Nursing Review

Western Australia's new abortion laws came into effect last Wednesday, six months after they were passed last year. Abortion has officially been removed from WA's criminal code, putting an end to clinically unnecessary barriers, and improving access to reproductive healthcare for women across the state. The state is the last in the country to decriminalise abortion.

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Occupational Therapy vs Physical Therapy: What’s the Difference?

Joyce

Occupational Therapy (OT) and Physical Therapy (PT) are frequently confused, so let’s set the record straight. The difference between OT and PT is that OT focuses on improving a client’s ability to perform everyday activities while PT focuses on improving a patient’s ability to perform body movements and function. Here’s a breakdown of how they differ.

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Why Menopause Should Matter to Today’s Employers

Speaker: Julie B. Chavez - VP, Strategy & Alliances at Carrot

An estimated 1.1 billion women worldwide will have experienced menopause by 2025. Symptoms like hot flashes, fatigue, and anxiety can be incredibly disruptive — and last for years. But despite its massive impact, little is being done to support those going through menopause in the workplace. In a recent survey, 70% of respondents said they have considered changing their employment to better manage symptoms — perhaps because only 8% received significant support from their employer related to meno

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WA frontline workers at risk of homelessness

Nursing Review

As the nation grapples with worsening housing affordability, a number of Australians are turning to homelessness services for the first time, and the amount of people sleeping rough in WA doubling since 2016. A new report from Shelter WA found more than 2,300 people in WA were sleeping rough across the state, with frontline workers struggling to afford rent.

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What is a Pediatric Occupational Therapy Assistant?

Joyce

Occupational Therapy (OT) helps people of any age living with injuries and disabilities learn to perform daily activities. For children, daily activities mean learning and playing. Pediatric Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs) help children with a wide range of disabilities, injuries, and physical and cognitive needs play and learn. The skills built through pediatric OT set children up for lifelong growth and help build self-sufficiency.

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Aged care nurses call for accountability

Nursing Review

Around 60 aged care nurses and carers from across Australia travelled to Canberra to address "ongoing failures" by providers, and to call for accountability. The group stood together to call out aged care providers, saying "they can't be trusted" to uphold the standard of care for older Australians. Aged care nurses and carers also arranged meetings with politicians in hopes of providing a first-hand account of the workload pressures they faced.

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Connecting theory and practice

American Nurse

Individual community needs require tailored interventions. Based on stable historical trends, we continue to see geographic variation in the incidence of heart disease across the United States. Outcome data have taught us that where we live strongly predicts our health status. As nursing professionals, we’ve been consistent with our messaging about how to reduce factors associated with the risk of heart disease.

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Maximizing Your Benefits Strategy: Reframing the Way We View Fertility

Speaker: Lizzie Wright - Director of Customer Success at Carrot Fertility

Employee expectations around benefits and workplace support have evolved in step with the growing need for fertility and family-forming care. As HR professionals, it is our job to ensure employees have a comprehensive understanding of the benefits our organizations offer and how they can utilize them. Before educating employees, we first need to understand the rising healthcare costs and the financial burden of fertility care.

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Cultivating Excellence: Strategies for Developing Healthcare Leaders

The Gypsy Nurse

IMCS Group provided this article. In the rapidly evolving healthcare sector, the development of effective leaders is paramount to navigating challenges and steering organizations toward success. Leadership within healthcare not only requires a profound understanding of clinical practices but also demands exceptional skills in management, decision-making, and emotional intelligence.

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Tapping the Power of Teamwork in Today’s Healthcare Organizations

Inspire Nurse Leaders

LinkedIn Facebook X In our modern workplaces eroding trust, constant employee turnover, and high stakes financial hurdles have become business as usual.