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Risk Assessment Tool Can Now Better Predict Pressure Injuries in Children


Pressure-related skin injuries, a nurse-sensitive quality indicator in hospitals, are associated with increased morbidity and higher costs of care. There’s been much attention focused on hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPI) in the adult...
5-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Language Matters in End-of-Life Conversations


In general, the term “medical futility” applies when, based on data and professional experience, no further treatments, procedures or tests will provide benefit and may, in fact, be more burdensome and create undue suffering for the patient and...
2-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Penn Nursing Professor Named Editor-in-Chief of Research in Nursing & Health


The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s (Penn Nursing) Eileen T. Lake, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Jessie M. Scott Endowed Term Chair in Nursing and Health Policy, Associate Professor of Nursing, Associate Professor of Sociology, and the...
1-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

# 1 in NIH Funding


With $9.3 million in awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) takes the lead for research funding for the 2017 fiscal year, among other schools of nursing.
29-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Understanding Emotional Responses to Traumatic Injury Key to Public Health Planning and Treatment Efforts


– Injuries are a major public health problem in the United States, accounting for nearly 60 percent of all deaths among Americans between the ages of 1 and 44 years. Survivors of traumatic injuries often face significant physical and mental health...
25-Jan-2018 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Vandana Gopikumar, PhD, to Receive 2018 Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health


Vandana Gopikumar, PhD, Co-Founder of The Banyan and The Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health will receive the 2018 Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health for her work in helping women with mental health problems...
22-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Nurse Staffing Levels Linked to Patient Satisfaction


Satisfaction with care in hospitals declines when patients believe there are not enough nurses on wards, according to a new study based on the NHS Inpatient Survey published in the BMJ Open.
10-Jan-2018 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Penn Researchers Link Binge Eating and Weight-Loss Challenges


Someone who binge eats consumes an objectively large amount of food while feeling a loss of control over eating. When episodes occur weekly for several months, the action moves into the realm of binge-eating disorder. So how does this type of eating...
13-Dec-2017 2:05 PM EST 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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