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Can an iPad Screen a Patient Better Than You?

Asking a patient about depression, partner violence and fall risks can be uncomfortable for both the patient and the nurse. A study by Wake Forest School of Medicine…

Caring counts

Preventing suicide among nurses. Deaths by suicide affect people of every profession but are especially relevant for nurses, who frequently take care of others at the risk of…
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Depression and chronic medical illness in adults

This dual diagnosis poses challenges for patients—and their nurses. Takeaways:  Adults with chronic medical illness have a high prevalence of co-morbid depression.  Depression often goes undiagnosed, leading to…

Insights from a pioneer in nurse wellness

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today All nursing innovation begins with a pioneer who champions a cause. Whether it’s infection control, patient safety, or new technology,…

Long-term depression increases stroke risk

Persistent depression may double the risk of stroke in adults over 50, and stroke risk remains higher even after symptoms of depression go away, according to a study…

Mindfulness reduces depression

Eight weeks of mindfulness training helped alleviate depression and reduce stress in African-American women with lower socioeconomic status, according to a study in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice.…

Paternal postpartum depression

Prevent and screen for depression in new fathers. Takeaways: Paternal postpartum depression effects one in ten fathers. Paternal postpartum depression can affect fathers, the likelihood of the mother…

Recognizing depression in children

All kids can be moody and unpredictable. But for roughly 5% of children, behavioral changes reflect depression. Learn why depression holds added dangers for children – and how you…
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Suicide among nurses: What we don’t know might hurt us

Research, prevention programs, and open discussion are required to reduce nurse suicide. Takeaways: Suicide is a challenging concern for healthcare professionals. The lack of data related to suicide among…
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Take Note – November 2007

Medical illiteracy can kill A 6-year study of 3,260 patients ages 65 and older found that almost 40% of those considered medically illiterate died during the study. Only…

Toolkit to screen for suicide risk

Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health’s Division of Intramural Research Programs recently developed a free Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ) toolkit to help nurses and other healthcare…

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