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Six simple ways to change your life

April 17, 2014
Years ago I worked in talent development for one of the largest faith-based healthcare systems in the United States. I left it to pursue other career goals but it never left me, at least not completely.


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What are the limits of robots as caregivers?

February 3, 2014

Like many other countries, Japan is experiencing an increasingly elderly population and a shortage of care workers. Of course machines have been used for decades in the care of the elderly. Everyone is familiar with hoists, electric beds, wheel chairs and so on, but with computer technology the potential range of activities increases massively.


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Stop on-the-job needlestick injuries

February 3, 2014
When it comes to needles, no matter the size, from the smallest 33-gauge hypodermic needle to the biggest 7-gauge needle, it’s safe to assume that no one wants to accidentally get pricked by one.


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Healthcare staff needs proper protection

January 29, 2014
Today, the healthcare sector employs around 10% of all workers throughout the EU. More than three-quarters of them are women.


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Physically fit doctors "preach what they practice"

Feds want doctors to recommend more exercise
March 25, 2013

It shouldn’t really come as a surprise, but a new study confirms it: doctors tend to preach what they practice. In other words, health care providers who are physicially active themselves are much more likely than their sedentary colleagues to counsel their patients on the importance of physical activity.


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Disruptive behavior in health care endangers workers, patients

February 22, 2013

When you think of disruptive behavior that occurs in a health care setting, you might think of patients or their family members. However, disruptive behavior among healthcare workers has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years, to the point where the Joint Commission that accredits healthcare organizations now charges institutions who are seeking certification with the responsibility for addressing undesirable behaviors.


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CDC urges Americans to “get smart about antibiotics”

“The day when antibiotics don’t work is upon us”
November 15, 2012

Americans are suffering from too much of a good thing, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which has designated this as “Get Smart about Antibiotics Week.”


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The pain in Maine: 1300 workers hurt by violence on the job in 2011

September 4, 2012

A new Maine Department of Labor report indicates that more than 13 percent of healthcare workplace injuries result from patient aggression.


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Who is your health care proxy or agent?

August 15, 2012
In a living will, describe your choices for treatment if you become incapacitated


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Sleepy healthcare workers prone to pain, study finds

August 15, 2012

A new study links lack of sleep among healthcare workers to pain and problems performing work-related tasks, according to the CDC’s science blog.


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