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Art Helps Nursing and Medical Students Strengthen Observation Skills

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Gazing at art can help future doctors and nurses hone observation skills, avoid bias, finds new research from DePaul University's Craig Klugman.

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Clinical Nurse Specialists Add Unique Value to Healthcare Organizations

AACN Advanced Critical Care features a symposium collection of four articles with specific examples of how clinical nurse specialists contribute to the delivery of optimal care to patients and the fiscal operations of healthcare institutions.

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Chemotherapy and Improved Surgical Techniques Noted as Important Advancements in Treating Ovarian Cancer over the Last Two Decades

NCCN has published the 20th annual edition of the NCCN Guidelines® for Ovarian Cancer, one of the original NCCN Guidelines published in November 1996.

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Amid Calls for a More Highly Educated RN Workforce, New AACN Data Confirm Enrollment Surge in Schools of Nursing

According to new data released today by AACN, Enrollment in baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral nursing programs increased last year as more nurses answered the call to achieve higher levels of education.

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Violence to Homecare Workers Means New Policies Needed

When it comes to caring for older adults, there is a shift to a consumer-driven model that focuses on keeping patients in their homes and out of institutional care facilities. It’s an arrangement that can benefit both the patient and the healthcare system, but new research by Johns Hopkins School of Nursing professor Nancy Glass and colleagues shows that the personnel working in patient homes are often at risk for harassment and violence with no plan of prevention.

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New Care Model Enhances Psychological, Cognitive and Physical Recovery of ICU Survivors

The Critical Care Recovery Center care model -- the nation's first collaborative care concept focusing on the extensive cognitive, physical and psychological recovery needs of intensive care unit survivors -- decreases the likelihood of serious illness after discharge from an ICU.

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Mobile App with Evidence-Based Decision Support Diagnoses More Obesity, Smoking, and Depression

Smartphones and tablets may hold the key to getting more nurses to diagnose patients with chronic health issues like obesity, smoking, and depression -- three of the leading causes of preventable death and disability.

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Partner Caregivers of Veterans with Traumatic-Brain Injuries May Be at Risk for Chronic Disease

Blame and anger associated with the grief of caring for a loved one with a traumatic-brain injury (TBI) may be related to inflammation and certain chronic diseases, according to researchers from Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. These findings were published in the latest issue of Biological Research for Nursing.

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AACN Responds to Investments in Nursing Education, Research, and Practice in the President’s FY 2016 Budget

AACN has expressed support and concern over specific provisions outlined in the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Budget that would impact the nursing workforce, critical healthcare research, and primary care practice.