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Nursing and the critical art of being present

During the celebration of Nurses Week 2014, Keith Carlson had been giving a great deal of thought regarding what it means to be present when engaging in the delivery of nursing care. Having said that, what exactly is presence? And how do we nurses actively cultivate it while...

source: By Keith Carlson
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General practitioners face a dilemma. In a recent survey, most reported being unfamiliar with the guidelines and uncomfortable treating adult survivors of childhood cancer; however, they can expect to see more such patients each year as treatments for childhood cancer become...

source: Medscape (free login required)

In boys who have survived cancer, obesity was linked with gonadal dysfunction independent of the effects of treatments previously undergone for the disease, according to research published in Obesity. Whether gonadal function would...

source: Healio

APHON is a proud supporter of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses' Day on Sept. 8. Visit the APHON website for many great ideas on ways you can celebrate this important day.


Nurses can help drive strategies that affect cost and quality "because they deal with it every day," says an RN and veteran member of multiple boards. Yet nurses — especially women — are grossly underrepresented on hospital boards. Here's a question for you,...

source: Health Leaders Media

The topic of meshing the art and science of nursing with healthcare technology has come to the forefront recently. A video by National Nurses United features a patient whose care becomes compromised under the watch of "algorithms" dictated by a computer. Throughout most...

source: Advance

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered mutations in genes that lead to childhood leukemia of the acute lymphoblastic type — the most common childhood cancer in the world.

source: Queen Mary, University of London via Medical Xpress


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