Nurses face ‘unprecedented challenges’ during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses are making high-stake decisions, both for patients and their own families. A forum offers a place to share experiences.

Johns Hopkins University
April 7, 2020 | futurity

~2 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 ethics hospitals nurses

Can a mindfulness app prevent doctor burnout?

Many doctors live with significant anxiety, and the COVID-19 pandemic boosts the risk for burnout. A new mindfulness app may help.

Brown University
April 1, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: featured health-and-medicine anxiety apps covid-19 jobs mindfulness nurses physicians

This method extends life of critical N95 face masks

Hospitals facing the COVID-19 pandemic are in desperate need of N95 face masks are desperately needed as .

Sarah Avery-Duke
March 26, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 hospitals nurses physicians

Nurse and doctor burnout demands ‘bold’ fixes

A new report offers recommendations for the best ways to address the widespread problem of burnout among doctors, nurses, and other health care workers.

Johns Hopkins University
Dec. 27, 2019 | futurity

~1 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine fatigue jobs nurses physicians stress

Nurses sleep 83 fewer minutes before work days

Nurses sleep on average 83 minutes less before a work shift compared to a day off. That's bad news for patients.

Rachel Harrison-NYU
Dec. 12, 2019 | futurity

~5 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine nurses patient-safety shift-work sleep

Nurse visits after a new baby cut child abuse

Family Connects, a nurse visiting program, substantially reduces the rate of early child abuse investigations, researchers report.

Duke University
Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine babies child-abuse families nurses social-services

Pregnant women of color say doctors and nurses mislead them

Pregnant women of color say doctors and nurses are packaging health information in a way that limits their options and even misleads them.

U. Washington
Aug. 29, 2019 | futurity

~6 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine beliefs bias communication doctors nurses pregnancy race

How poor communication causes catheter problems

Often, catheters remain in too long, which can cause infection, or they aren't necessary at all. New research suggests a way to better avoid these issues.

Laura Bailey-Michigan
July 3, 2019 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine hospitals medical-devices nurses physicians

How visiting nurses ease life with a new baby

This podcast episode delves into a program called Family Connects that offers a visiting nurse to all families, rich or poor.

Duke University
June 18, 2019 | futurity

~1 mins

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Doctor or nurse in the family? You’re more likely to hit 80

"People with health professionals in the family essentially make preventative investments that everyone should be doing."

Stanford
March 6, 2019 | futurity

~10 mins

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