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Initiating Breastfeeding in Vulnerable Infants

The benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and child are well-recognized, including for late preterm infants (LPI). But because LPI do not have fully developed brains, they may experience difficulties latching and/or sustaining a latch on the...
7-Oct-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Charlene Compher, PhD, to Receive 2019 Norma M. Lang Award for Scholarly Practice and Policy

The award is given biennially to a Penn Nursing faculty member or a graduate from the School’s doctoral program who has made a distinguished contribution to nursing through scholarly practice. It honors Norma M. Lang, PhD, the professor and dean...
4-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Moral Distress and Moral Strength Among Clinicians in Health Care Systems: A Call for Research

Nurse burnout impacts both nurses and patients, and significantly influences the retention of nurses in the healthcare setting, research shows. But could burnout be a symptom of something larger?
23-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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How to Successfully Recruit Minority Adolescents for STI/HIV Prevention Research

Disparities in rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV between Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino adolescents and their white counterparts are well documented. Culturally and developmentally appropriate efforts targeted to...
19-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Improving Outcomes for Sepsis Patients

More than 1 million sepsis survivors are discharged annually from acute care hospitals in the United States. Although the majority of these patients receive post-acute care (PAC) services, with over a third coming to home health care (HHC), sepsis...
1-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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