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Family Nurse Practitioner Program Director Wins NONPF Award by lcs32 Posted Thu 10 Apr 2014 2:05pm Kathryn K. Ellis, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, ANP-BC, director of the Family Nurse Practitioner program at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, was recently awarded the 2014 Outstanding Nurse Practitioner Educator Award from the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF). The award honors an educator for inventive curriculum de ... Read on »
Spending Time With Your Family at the Nursing Home by Eva Z. Facebook Posted Sat 27 Aug 2011 10:10am Once your family member has taken up residence in a nursing home, it is very important to keep the other people in your family involved with him or her. One of the difficulties with this is that younger children don’t necessarily feel that going to a nursing home holds the same attraction as going to an amusement park. Seeing elderly people wh ... Read on »
Doctors and Nurses Have Families, Too by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 21 Oct 2008 12:51am Our doctors and nurses are so dedicated to taking care of patients that I sometimes have to remind them to spend time with their own families, ironically, particularly during times of medical crisis. Recently, a relative of one of our medical staff was diagnosed with a terminal illness, and the staff member was torn between a desire to be with t ... Read on »
At the Lake with the family, great nursing! by rubblemp Posted Sun 12 Jul 2009 12:54am Hello to you all, How so we love your friendly calls and little visits. Your time and service to us is immeasurable by anyone's standards. What a rocky road you all have been on with us over this past year. Wow, has it been that long already? Time flies quickly, as does adversity pass, as we face it head on, with Jesus ... Read on »
Alzheimer's Patient has 57 Maggots Removed From Ear, Family Sues Nursing Home by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Tue 04 Dec 2012 10:50pm After spending close to $270,000 of his savings on a nursing home and around-the-clock care for his wife, John McCann was horrified to learn that doctors discovered 57 maggots had hatched in her ear. Alzheimer's Reading Room The family of 92-year-old Catherine McCann is suing the Lutheran Home for the Aged in Arlington Heights, Ill ... Read on »
Family's Questions About Alzheimer's Patients Can Put Nurses in a Bind by HealthFinder Posted Tue 13 Nov 2012 12:00pm healthnewslink They often struggle to be honest but upbeat when answering inquiries, study says. TUESDAY, N ... Read on »
Family Caregivers Provide Nursing Services by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted Tue 03 Sep 2013 12:00am Family caregivers these days give medications that have precise and often complicated schedules. Many give injections and some use feeding tubes and dialysis equipment. Often, they have had little or no training and no reliable resource to answer questions. These duties, once the territory of nurses, are keep ... Read on »
When singer Edwyn Collins had two strokes, his family were desperate to help. But nurses treated them as a nuisance by Robert D. M. Patient Expert Posted Sat 26 Sep 2009 10:03pm When singer Edwyn Collins had two strokes, his family were desperate to help. But nurses treated them as a nuisance Two devastating strokes had left him paralysed and barely able to speak, let alone feed himself. Following surgery to stop further bleeding on the brain, pop star Edwyn Collins also developed an MRSA infection. Ther ... Read on »
Family Caregivers Provide Nursing Services with Little Professional Support by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted Sun 24 Feb 2013 12:00am According to Carol Levine of the United Hospital Fund, a longtime researcher and caregiver herself, and Susan Reinhard of the AARP Public Policy Institute, few non-caregivers have any real idea of how much care an in-the-trenches family caregiver provides.  In a story by Paula Span on the New Old Age Blog titled  “ Caregiver, Plus ... Read on »
Family Caregivers Provide Nursing Services with Little Professional Support by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted Thu 18 Oct 2012 12:00am According to Carol Levine of the United Hospital Fund, a longtime researcher and caregiver herself, and Susan Reinhard of the AARP Public Policy Institute, few non-caregivers have any real idea of how much care an in-the-trenches family caregiver provides.  In a story by Paula Span on the New Old Age Blog titled  “ Caregiver, Plu ... Read on »