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  • The Importance of the Patient Experience
    What is your definition of the term, “the patient experience”? Christina Dempsey, RN, MSN, MBA, chief nursing officer at Press Ganey, defines the patient experience as the totality of the clinical, operational, cultural and behavioral care provided... 

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  • Breastfeeding Awareness, Revisited
    August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. The breastfeeding campaign, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS), hopes to empower women to commit to breastfeeding to improve infant health and nutrition...

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  • In Sickness and In Health: The Marriage Debate

    Summer is here, ushering in some well-earned downtime including family vacations, graduation celebrations and, of course, weddings. Hence, it’s a perfect time to revisit the possible link between wedded bliss and good health. The topic of marriage, and its possible connection to health and longevity, is nothing new. The so-called “marriage advantage” has been hotly debated...


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  • MERS: What Every Nurse Should Know
    The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), was first identified in September 2012 in samples obtained from a Saudi Arabian businessman who died from acute respiratory failure. Since then, 49 cases of infections caused by this novel coronavirus have been reported, with 26 fatalities...

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  • Is Your Health Falling Through the Cracks?
    Nurses are tasked with taking care of others, yet are notorious for neglecting their own health and well-being. In fact, researchers have found that there is a troubling health disconnect affecting the nursing community - the nation’s largest group of healthcare professionals...

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