AFTER THE DISASTER: POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER IN FIRST RESPONDERS

20-06-2016

From the merciless hurricanes that tore through Texas and Puerto Rico to the raging wildfire that became the largest in California’s history and led to devastating mudslides, 2017 was an exceptional year for natural disasters in the U.S . In fact, it was the costliest on record.1 The physical and mental health toll on civilian victims of […]

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GRIEF AND LOSS: RECOGNIZING THE SIGNS IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS

20-05-2016

Loss is a normal part of the human experience, and grief is a natural reaction to loss. Virtually everyone will experience grief at some point. While grief is a universal experience, it’s also a deeply personal one. Grief is a natural response not only to the death of a loved one but also to other […]

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UNDERSTANDING AND IDENTIFYING SOCIAL ANXIETY IN ADOLESCENTS

20-04-2016

Social anxiety disorder is often confused with shyness by family members, friends, and teachers, but it’s much more than that. For teens with social anxiety disorder, everyday social interactions can feel overwhelming. They may worry excessively about being embarrassed, humiliated, judged, or rejected, or of offending others in social situations. These worries and fears can […]

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HIPAA, SOCIAL MEDIA & THE HEALTHCARE WORKER: SAFEGUARDING PATIENT DATA

20-03-2016

Social media is ubiquitous in modern society, with people sharing just about everything with the world, including what they eat, where they went, and what they did at work. For healthcare professionals, social media can create a potential minefield with regard to regulations regarding patient privacy. Nurses, doctors, and other healthcare providers must exercise caution […]

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NURSING GRADUATES: OVERCOMING OBSTACLES DURING THE TRANSITION TO THE WORKFORCE

20-01-2016

Nurses play a vital role in healthcare. They work closely with doctors and other medical professionals in all different healthcare settings, from hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes, to community health centers and hospices. Nurses perform a wide variety of tasks, including (but not limited to): Performing physical exams Administering medications Providing wound care Interpreting medical […]

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