Patient infected with monkeypox virus

2022 Monkeypox Outbreak 

As per the CDC, Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox virus is part of the same family of viruses as variola virus, the virus that causes smallpox. Monkeypox symptoms are similar to smallpox symptoms, but…

Nurses face a lot of mental stress

Taking Care of Your Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness month. Now more than ever, it’s important to remember to take care of yourself so that you can care for others…

Nurse discussing proposed care with patient

Patient Expectations and Nursing Care

Patient satisfaction is directly linked to patient expectations. As nurses, it’s so important to consider all of the ways a patient might view their own health outcomes…

Nurse tired of being berated by her peer.

Bullying in Nursing

By Sheryl Ness, MA, BSN, ADN, RN

The concept of bullying in nursing is not a new one. I remember hearing the phrase “nurses eat their young” as I started my career. I had to admit, I didn’t believe it…

Nurse comforting an elderly man.

Compassion Fatigue

By Sheryl Ness, MA, BSN, ADN, RN

As a nurse, you have likely experienced compassion fatigue. When you see the term, you know exactly what this is. However, the concept of compassion fatigue is…

Nurse consulting with her patients.

Helping People Change Health-Related Behaviors

It is readily recognized that changing a behavior and forming new habits is a hard thing to accomplish, and healthcare professionals are often frustrated when patients do not follow medical advice or treatment recommendations…

A dark room with an individual standing in it.

Depression and Depressive Disorders

Almost everyone has days when they feel discouraged, disheartened, and a bit grouchy. Usually, these times of reduced energy and irritability last only a short time and soon vitality and enthusiasm for life returns…

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