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A kinder, gentler workplace

According to an analysis in the May 2016 issue of BMJ, medical errors in U.S. healthcare facilities are incredibly common and are now the third leading cause of death—more than respiratory…

Combatting stress

Nurses know stress—it seems like a defining characteristic of the profession. In a recent ANA Health Risk Appraisal survey of more than 10,000 RNs and nursing students, 82%…

Karen Bankston: A leader who listens

ANA’S Mary Mahoney Award honors significant contributions to advancing equal opportunities in nursing for members of minority groups. Karen Bankston, PhD, MSN, FACHE, has devoted much of her career to…
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Men won’t take ‘female’ jobs, Why?

Wives are partly to blame for the fact that men won’t take ‘female’ jobs, professor says. These days, jobs are plentiful, but good jobs — the ones that…
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Navigating organizational politics

Editor’s note: At American Nurse Today, we believe every nurse can be a leader. This article is the first in a series by Rose Sherman, founder of the…
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Occupational stress

All work environments have the potential to cause stressful situations, but are healthcare settings particularly demanding? According to a 2008 report by the National Institute of Occupational Safety…

Preventing workplace violence

Analyze, report, and educate to ensure staff and patient safety The stress and isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated violence in our society. In January 2022,…

Translational perspectives on violence

The United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that nearly 2 million American workers report being victims of workplace violence each year and that…

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