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New Article by Penn Nursing Professor Examines Moral Obligation of Clinicians to Address the Needs of Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia


More than 15 million family members and other unpaid caregivers provide care to persons living with dementia in the United States. Yet the current healthcare environment and reimbursement models emphasize obligations toward individual patients,...
5-Dec-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Professor Diane Spatz Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From the National Association of Neonatal Nurses


Diane L. Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, Professor of Perinatal Nursing and the Helen M. Shearer Term Professor of Nutrition at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the...
28-Nov-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Penn Nursing and New York Blood Center Receive NIMH Grant to Create HIV Prevention Program for Women


The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and the New York Blood Center, in partnership with local community consulting groups, have received a $769,578 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to embark on designing an awareness...
21-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Therese S. Richmond, PhD, FAAN, CRNP, Appointed to Department of Health & Human Services National Health Committee


The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s (Penn Nursing) Therese S. Richmond, PhD, FAAN, CRNP, the Andrea B. Laporte Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean for Research & Innovation, has been appointed as a member of the Department of...
18-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Finds Employment of More Nurse Assistants in Hospitals Is Associated with More Deaths and Lower Quality Care


Hospitals that employ more nurse assistants relative to the number of professionally qualified nurses have higher mortality rates, lower patient satisfaction, and poorer quality and safety of care, according to a new European study published today...
16-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Racial Disparities in Postoperative Readmission May Be Reduced by Improving Nurse-to-Patient Staffing


A new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research (CHOPR) shows that older black adults are not only more likely to be readmitted following an elective hip/knee replacement, than...
31-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Web App Prompts Sexual Health Testing for Young Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is funding a project to investigate a personalized web app that is designed to encourage young men at risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), to get routine testing. The funding for...
25-Oct-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Penn Nursing’s Martha A.Q. Curley, PhD, RN, FAAN, Elected for Membership to the National Academy of Medicine


Martha A.Q. Curley, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Elizabeth and Robert Kapito Professor in Nursing Science at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing), and Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at Penn’s Perelman School of...
17-Oct-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Future of Nursing Progress Report: Penn Nursing Experts Available to Discuss


8-Dec-2015 10:05 AM EST

Natl. Teen Driver Safety Week/ Oct. 18-24: Expert Available to Discuss Research Using Simulator to Better Understand Teen Drivers


30-Sep-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Expert Available to Speak About Later School Start Times


13-Aug-2015 10:00 AM EDT

Senators: Widen Medicaid Program for Frail Seniors

29-Sep-2014 5:15 PM EDT

Nursing Science, Evidence, and Policy Recommendations for Creating a Culture of Health in Home Care

29-Sep-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Surviving Survival


In the largest study of its kind, researchers led by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing have investigated the caregivers of 186 mothers to childhood brain tumor survivors aged 14-40 whose care needs last long into adulthood. They based...
27-Nov-2013 3:00 PM EST

What's Next for Autism Research and Treatment? Penn Nursing Expert Available for Comment

28-Mar-2013 1:00 PM EDT

Most Vulnerable Babies at Increased Risk From Nurse Understaffing

18-Mar-2013 3:40 PM EDT

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