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Trending jobs | Legal nurse consultant

Legal nurse consultants (LNCs) review and analyze facts and information identified in legal cases that involve an injury. They use their nursing and research...

Congress, administration agree on aid package

President Donald Trump signed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act on April 24, an “interim” step ahead of the fourth aid...

Starting a nurse practitioner clinic: Legal considerations

Partner with business experts to ensure success. Takeaways: As states continue to roll back barriers for nurse practitioners to practice independently, NPs can play a...

Ethics and personal safety on the frontlines of COVID-19

To: Ethics Inbox    From: Concerned ED nurse Subject: Becoming ill with COVID-19 I’m an emergency department (ED) nurse and worry about becoming critically ill from coronavirus...

Responding to reports of retaliation against nurses

ANA is disturbed about reports of employers retaliating against nurses and other healthcare workers for raising legitimate concerns about their personal safety while caring...

The crowd requires it…

Groups can provide more wisdom than individuals. The wisdom of the crowd refers to the preference for the collective opinion of a group of individuals...

The ethical evolution of health management

Recently, I have been asked by several nursing organizations to review articles and position papers related to technology and innovation. I have also read...

Promoting civility in the workplace

To: Ethics Inbox    From: An ANA member Subject: Bullying and incivility Bullying and incivility are rampant on my nursing unit. My manager doesn’t address the situation,...

Ethics and global health outreach programs

Plan ahead to ensure a successful and respectful experience. Takeaways: Embarking on a global health trip includes both logistical and ethical considerations. Preparation before a...

Ethics in a pandemic

Decision-making during a healthcare crisis. In a severe pandemic of an infectious disease, healthcare organizations will face a surge in demand for care to large...