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Neighborhood Environment and Health

It is well understood that urban black males are at a disproportionately high risk of poor health outcomes. But little is known about how the neighborhood environments where these men live contribute to their health.
17-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Improving Care Quality for Hospitalized Socially At-Risk Patients

Nurses play a pivotal role in caring for hospitalized patients with social risk factors and preparing them for discharge. Now, a new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) illustrates how certain health system...
12-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Penn Researchers Influence CDC’s Clarification on Prescribing Opioids for Cancer Pain

To reduce the number of people who may misuse, abuse, or overdose from opioids, multiple national agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have published guidelines to improve the way opioids are prescribed. Yet some...
12-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How Nurses Bring Clarity to the Nature of Social Change

History provides an enhanced understanding of the factors that inform social policy. In the wider arena of public health and its influence on social change, the political and healing import of nursing cannot be ignored.
11-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Predicting Postinjury Depression and PTSD Risk

Addressing the psychological effects of injury can improve health and reduce the negative outcomes of injury. Yet, in a national survey, only seven percent of trauma centers incorporate routine screening for PTSD symptoms.
4-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Book Explores Hospice and Palliative Care Interventions

Behavioral Intervention Research in Hospice and Palliative Care: Building an Evidence Base sets forth research considerations and guidelines to build evidence-based interventions to improve end-of-life care.
3-May-2019 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Two from Penn Sit on National Opioid Committee

Penn Nursing’s Rosemary Polomano, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean for Practice Professor of Pain Practice, and M. Kit Delgado, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology at Penn’s Perleman School of Medicine, have been...
26-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cunningham and Henderson Appointed to Committee on Future of Nursing 2020-2030

This ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will examine the lessons learned from the Future of Nursing Campaign for Action, as well as the current state of science and technology to inform their assessment...
26-Apr-2019 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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