Nurses Identify Barriers to Teaching Patients About Their Medications
- Whole lotta love. Ostrowski, Marya // RN;Feb2003, Vol. 66 Issue 2, p9
Recounts situations of care and attention that nurses lavish on patients. Sensitivity of nurse attending to girl with cut knee; Time spent by nurses among family members of dying patient.
- If a friend asks you for medical advice. Edler, Cathi R. // RN;Aug86, Vol. 49 Issue 8, p38
Offers ways to protect a nurse from legal repercussions when giving off-the-job medical advice to a friend or to a neighbor. Tips on advising people to see a doctor; Advantage of recommending several doctors.
- Nurse-Patient Relationships. Malloch, Kathy // Creative Nursing;2000, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p12
Discusses the essence of nurse-patient relationship. Description of the case scenario involving nurse-patient relationship; Possible expertise actions of nurses in the scenario; Essential dimensions of patient-caregiver relationships.
- It's Transformation, Not Patient Care! Kerfoot, Karlene // Nursing Economic$;Jul/Aug2001, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p186
The article discusses the role of nurses towards patients in the United States. Comparison between patient care and patient transformation under nursing care; Strategy used by nurses to transform the wrong perception of patients on health care; Contribution of nurses on faster recovery of patients.
- 1 in 3 RNs attribute patient deaths to understaffing. // Massachusetts Nurse;Jun2003, Vol. 74 Issue 5, p1
A study of registered nurses (RNs) in Massachusetts in May 2003 establishes that poor RN-to-patient ratios are resulting in significant harm and even death for patients. 87 percent of nurses report having too many patients to care for, and the results are devastating to patients. 29 percent...
- Making the case for safe staffing to the Health Care Committee. Higgins, Karen // Massachusetts Nurse;Jun2003, Vol. 74 Issue 5, p3
The article presents author's views on safe staffing to the Health Care Committee in Massachusetts. It is important to remember that the main reason patients are recovering in a hospital today is to receive around-the-clock care from a registered nurse and that it is the registered nurse who...
- Researchers highlight nurse roles in end-of-life caregiving. Gustafson, Mary // McKnight's Long-Term Care News;Apr2012, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p10
The article presents information on a survey which has reported that nurses play an important role in the patients' end of life care planning.
- Ratios, Then and Now. // National Nurse;Oct2013, Vol. 109 Issue 8, p12
The article reports on the 10th-year anniversary of safe registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratios which have transformed nursing practice in California. It reflects on how limiting the maximum number of patient that can be assigned to one registered nurse (RN) in changing nursing practice for...
- VOICES. Carter, Peter // Nursing Standard;4/4/2012, Vol. 26 Issue 31, p24
Peter Carter says staffing levels are not good enough on older people's wards.