HIV/AIDS Advocacy Organizations Donna Novak, RN, MSN, CRNP
In the United States, the HIV/AIDS epidemic is a human rights issue that brings into focus such social factors as racial and sexual discrimination and stigmatization, access to health care and mental health services, substance use, and inadequate housing. In order to provide holistic and culturally competent care to people living with HIV/AIDS, nurses need to understand the myriad issues that challenge these patients.
Last evening I attended Best of CleanMed 2010 at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, PA. The event was sponsored by Delaware Valley Green Building Council’s Health Care Circle, and brought together over 100 people interested in the design and operation of environmentally responsible health care facilities.
Barbara Sattler, RN, DrPH, FAAN, and Charlotte Wallace, RN, presented a session from this year’s national CleanMed conference in Baltimore, “Nurses Leading Change.” Sattler, professor
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is considered the most prevalent mental disorder among military personnel returning from deployment in Afghanistan and Iraq. Surveys show 12.6 percent of veterans of the Iraq war and 6.2 percent of Afghanistan veterans have been diagnosed with PTSD. When the US Department of Veteran Affairs asked the Institute of Medicine to review the literature on the best interventions for PTSD, their report, Treatment of PTSD: An Assessment of the Evidence (2007), found there
Hello Nurse.com posters and readers:
I know we're all thinking about the huge undertaking going on in Haiti, and all of our best hopes and prayers go out to the health care providers who are there to help.
Here's a letter I just received from the Volunteer Connect board in Mercer County, NJ. It has much useful information about what those of us here at home can do at this time:
The tragic effects of the earthquake in Haiti have touched all of us,
Yesterday, my editor-in-chief Judith Mitiguy emailed the staff this link https://www.health.harvard.edu/topic/stress with a simple note: “Some good advice for busy, stressful times.” Talk about an understatement! I immediately clicked on the link, and found a website with some highly useful information nurses will want to pass on to their patients, friends and families.
The Stress Resource Center was developed by Harvard Health Publications at Harvard Medical School, with the goal
When I last spoke with our nurse editors in DC around 3p, here’s what they had to say:
Pam Meredith: Fortunately, it’s been relatively quiet at Command Central, but Pam says she’s learning a lot seeing disaster preparedness in action. It’s all about communication and coordination—not just between hospitals, but between the police and fire departments, too. Pam is with nurse Diane Doyle, who’s playing a leading role in this tremendous challenge Washington DC faces today, keeping
Updated 01-21-2009 at 08:19 AM by donnan
While I watch on TV from my warm living room, 3 Nursing Spectrum editors are on the scene in DC. I’ll be in touch with them today, tuning in to what they are witnessing on this historic day in US history.
Janet Boivin: Janet wasn’t able to get up to the swearing in area, even with a ticket, the huge crowd wouldn’t let her get near. She’s near the Lincoln Memorial, “too cold to twitter” but did get a chance to talk to nurses at a first aid station. They’re dealing with minor problems
Updated 01-21-2009 at 08:20 AM by donnan