Nursing

Environment key to injury recovery for Black men

Data from a Penn Nursing study shows that injured Black men from disadvantaged neighborhoods experience higher injury mortality, years of life-expectancy loss, and psychological symptoms that persist after initial wounds have been treated.

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Moving past conflation of race and genetics

Race is not genetic. Race is a social and political construct. However, the conflation of race and genetics is one way that racism persists in medicine and research.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

A mom and daughter debate: Should kids be in school right now?

Marion Leary of the School of Nursing and her high school-age daughter, Harper, debated the merits of in-person schooling during the omicron surge. “There is no denying that in-person learning is paramount for kids academically and socially, but it is our responsibility as parents and educators to make the hard choices,” argued Leary.

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NPR

Nurses and the never-ending shifts

Linda Aiken of the School of Nursing discussed her research on burnout and job dissatisfaction among nurses. Her research found that exceedingly long shifts not only harmed nurses, but also patients. “Any time after 12 hours, the medical errors that nurses were involved in started to escalate dramatically,” she said.

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Politico.com

The Hopkins doc vs. the vaccine consensus

The School of Nursing’s Melanie Kornides says that it is hard to determine how much impact a professional basketball player’s anti-vaccine stance will have on vaccination rates.

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Business Insider

Claims of anti-vax nurses fueling hospital staff shortages ignore the limited support and lack of mental health care for COVID's frontline workers

Eileen Lake of the Nursing School researched the impact of poor working conditions on nurse-staffing levels. The study, supported by additional data, revealed that staffing shortages reflect systemic problems with pre-pandemic origins.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Guess which states are best at requiring vaccines? Not the ones you might think

Alison Buttenheim of the School of Nursing says the success of vaccine policies can vary widely depending on how they are implemented.

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Marketplace (NPR)

High pay for traveling nurses a symptom and cause of staff shortages

Karen Lasater of the School of Nursing said nursing jobs with good pay and reasonable staff-patient ratios are in short supply. “It’s not a nursing shortage,” she said.

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