life at work

confidentiality

Confessions of an accidental eavesdropper 

Thoughts about confidentiality and respect. Takeaways: The design of hospitals means that we frequently overhear private conversations between clinicians and…

Digital dissemination platforms

Use social media and news sites to promptly share your scholarly work.   Takeaways Social media platforms and news outlets contribute…
Documenting Dilemmas

Documenting dilemmas via email

Use this simple acronym to get results.  Takeaways: When faced with a workplace dilemma, communication is key to achieving resolution.…
librarian

Librarians on the healthcare team

Partner with these professionals to aid evidence-based practice. As a nurse in the emergency department (ED), you notice that patient…
Life after retirement, healthcare, registered nurse, nursing, nursing journal

Life after retirement

Planning for what lies ahead. Takeaways: According to the American Nurses Association, 500,000 experienced RNs are projected to retire by…
nursing contracts

Nurses and contracts

Understand the basics so you can protect your interests.  Takeaways: Understanding basic contract terminology, potential pitfalls, and the relationships among…

Patient prejudice toward nurses

Recent crises have led to a renewed focus on disparities in health care and social status among those who belong…
ringing new year

Ringing in the new year

New look for American Nurse Today, new ANA leadership ANOTHER YEAR has gone by, and new excitement is afoot. From new…
oncology

The journey of oncology navigation

Nurse navigators help avoid care fragmentation and support shared decision making. Takeaways: Patient navigation aims to increase health equity among…
Violence should not be part of the job

Violence should not be part of the job

Universal violence precautions in acute care Takeaways: Workplace violence can surprise and overwhelm nurses, leaving them unable to safely provide…

Your brain on optimism

Positive nursing role models know how to train their brain to be more optimistic. (more…)

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