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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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“The Institute of Medicine's The Future of Nursing Report: What Does It Mean for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses?” Wednesday, August 6, 2014 2 p.m. Central Time Click here for more information and to register.


When it comes to saving lives from cancer, the earlier the diagnosis, the better. But early diagnosis or identification of certain cancers — including melanoma, colon cancer and lung cancer — is often quite difficult. Now, researchers in the U.K. have developed...

source: University of Bradford via Medical News Today

Car manufacturing was the defining industry of the 20th century. In the 21st, it is healthcare. Health spending comprised 17 percent of America's gross domestic product in 2012. Those who are not doctors have a particularly important role — nurses and lesser-trained...

source: The Economist

Of the nation's 3 million nurses, only about 1 percent of them hold doctoral degrees in nursing or a related field, but a new program from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation aims to boost that number. "We certainly hope to cause a bump in the trend," says Julie Fairman,...

source: Health Leaders Media

A less frequent screening schedule would both reduce health care charges and still protect low-risk childhood cancer survivors from heart ailments caused by drug therapy, according to recently published findings. That's the...

source: Oncology Nurse Advisor

The AAP’s Section on Hematology/Oncology Executive Committee released updated standards for pediatric cancer centers, according to a policy statement. The update reflects significant changes in the delivery of health care since the last guidelines were published in...

source: Healio


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