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Social Distancing and Dying Alone

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to drastic changes in how hospitals provide end-of-life care to patients and their families. With strict no-visiting limitations in place in an effort to stem contagion, patients have been dying alone.
29-Jun-2020 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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School Nurses Key to Safe School Reopening

Sudden school closures in the United States were undertaken to reduce COVID-19 transmission this spring. Those closures were not typical, and how and when schools reopen will create a set of new norms, with unique stressors for students, families,...
24-Jun-2020 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Calling for Nursing Support Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

There are close to 28 million nurses around the world who comprise a global workforce that delivers about 90 percent of primary healthcare, including frontline response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ensuring their optimal contribution and continued...
15-Jun-2020 3:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Responding to Challenges of Older Adults with COVID-19

Older adults with COVID-19 who survive hospitalizations and return to their homes confront substantial health challenges and an unpredictable future. Early evidence suggests that complex and long-term physical, functional, cognitive, and emotional...
10-Jun-2020 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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SONSIEL, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, DevUP Present COVID-19 Virtual Hackathon

Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, the Society of Nurse Scientists Innovators Entrepreneurs and Leaders (SONSIEL), and DevUP announce the first Nurse Hack for Health: COVID-19 Virtual Hackathon, occurring online May 15-17, 2020. The virtual hackathon is...
13-May-2020 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Miyamoto to be 2020 Penn Nursing Commencement Speaker

Suzanne Miyamoto, PhD, RN, FAAN, Chief Executive Officer of the American Academy of Nursing, will be the 2020 Penn Nursing commencement speaker. The ceremony, which will be virtual due to the coronavirus, will take place on Monday, May 18th at 3pm....
28-Apr-2020 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Nursing Research Informs Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Nursing research has an important influence on evidence-based health care practice, care delivery, and policy. Two editorials in the journal Research in Nursing & Health, by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn...
27-Apr-2020 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How Tweets May Influence Substance Abuse in Youth

Substance use by youth remains a significant public health concern. While social media provides youth the opportunity to discuss and display substance use-related beliefs and behaviors, little is known about how posting drug-related content, or...
21-Apr-2020 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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