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December 29, 2020

How to prevent falls among older adults in outpatient settings

Unintentional injuries caused by falls are a serious health problem for adults ages 65 and older. Each year approximately one-third of community-dwelling older adults (those ages […]
December 29, 2020

Doing the right thing: Pathways to moral courage

Patient advocacy requires nurses to support and protect their patients. Nurses often find themselves in ethically questionable situations that conflict with their personal and professional morals. Sometimes, […]
December 29, 2020

Issues up close

Healthcare-acquired conditions are a major cause of avoidable patient harm, both in terms of morbidity and mortality across settings of care. In the hospital setting, healthcare-acquired conditions […]
December 29, 2020

It’s all in the translation

Last month, you had a patient with heart failure who spoke Russian. Today, you’re caring for a diabetes patient who speaks Japanese. Although you could use […]