Resources for Nursing Articles

These Nursing articles will give you the news and information you need to stay up to date in the ever changing Nursing industry.

January 18, 2013 – 1,513 views
Sandy Darson
Caring for the elderly is one of the most rewarding jobs that a nurse can have. Typically, nurses can care for the elderly in a hospital, assisted living, and rest-home setting. However, there are those who care for elderly clients through in-home care programs. Yet, the opportunity to have contact with such patients is the very reason many nurses get into the profession. However, there are a few things that nurses who care for the elderly should know and consider in order to administer the best possible treatment... Full Story 
January 15, 2013 – 1,593 views
Sandy Darson
As more people are searching for ways to be and stay healthy, there has been a growing interest in holistic treatment methods within the healthcare industry. Especially with conditions such as various cancers or where patients need long-term care. Though the actual results and the benefits are often debated by medical professionals, most admit that when a patient is in a good place emotionally, it only enhances their treatment. Thus, the popularity of holistic treatments is growing and there is an increasing demand for holistic medical professionals. This is especially true in the nursing profession as nurses usually have more interaction with patients... Full Story 
December 26, 2012 – 1,428 views
Many people believe that the Nursing profession share or should share a common code of ethics with that of medical practice, that is to say, should borrow its ethical standard from the medical ethics. This belief may not be without merit, since the nursing profession is an inseparable branch of medical practice. However, the distinction exists between nursing and medical practice by virtue of the nature of nursing which has to first and foremost with ‘caring' as against ‘curing' generally is a function of medicine... Full Story 
December 14, 2012 – 1,356 views
James Smith
Even though constant efforts are on the move to postpone this implementation, you must move forward supposing that the official startup on Oct. 1, 2013 will not be delayed. Read on for instructions on how ICD-10 will affect ED coding and tips for a smooth transition... Full Story 
November 19, 2012 – 1,543 views
Rima Hammoudi
Nurses everywhere will attest to how rewarding their career is. But there is no denying that working as a nurse involves a lot of factors that can make the profession as a whole seem less than desirable to go into. However, despite these factors, hundreds of thousands of people continue to devote themselves to being a nurse. This leads us to believe that there are indeed positive factors about being a nurse. But what could they be? Here are just a few reasons why hundreds of thousands of people across the country have decided to devote themselves to being a nurse. Full Story 
November 8, 2012 – 1,357 views
Alison Major
The ICN further states that the need for nursing is universal. Inherent in nursing is respect for life, dignity and the rights of humanity. It's unrestricted by considerations of nationality, race, colour, age, gender, politics or social status. The code has five principal elements that outline the standards of ethical conduct... Full Story 
October 12, 2012 – 1,687 views
Sherry Krueger
We all have them, but no one wants them--difficult patients. I'm not talking about patients with complex medical conditions. I'm talking about patients who try your patience. The occurrence is so frequent that Seinfeld had an episode devoted to the problem, though for the doctor and the real patient it is not so humorous. For over 30 years researchers have found that doctors have consistently described about 15-20% of their patients as ‘difficult'. More detailed surveys have found that doctors who are younger and female tend to have more ‘difficult' patients in their practice... Full Story 
September 28, 2012 – 1,480 views
Brad Baker
HIPAA Compliance just got tough. Really, it all started when the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act was signed into law in 2009 - however HITECH Act did not take effect until 2010. HITECH was meant to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology. Being that we are in the electronic age, it's only appropriate that the United States Department of Health & Human Services introduce law that would ensure the privacy of individual health information. For those not dealing with the electronic transmission of health information properly... Full Story