In the News
In the News highlights current media articles related to nursing practice topics. The page also includes new research study findings in health services in the media.
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For all the recent concern over teen bullying, large numbers of adults also deal with peer-to-peer intimidation, especially at work: Approximately one in four U.S. workers say they’ve been bullied on the job, according to the Workplace Bulling Institute.
Read more...Time Business
As part of a seismic shift in online learning that is reshaping higher education, Coursera, a year-old company founded by two Stanford University computer scientists, will announce on Tuesday that a dozen major research universities are joining the venture. In the fall, Coursera will offer 100 or more free massive open online courses, or MOOCs, that are expected to draw millions of students and adult learners globally.
Read more...The New York Times
The government is to unveil controversial plans to make publicly funded scientific research immediately available for anyone to read for free by 2014, in the most radical shakeup of academic publishing since the invention of the internet.
Under the scheme, research papers that describe work paid for by the British taxpayer will be free online for universities, companies and individuals to use for any purpose, wherever they are in the world.
Read more...The Guardian
BCIT’s Nursing instructors are renowned for their commitment to the nursing profession and to their students. So when the BCIT School of Health Sciences had the opportunity to host the BC Lab Educators Conference this May—an annual conference that brings nursing educators together from across the province to share best practice teaching strategies through workshops, networking, and poster presentations—BCIT’s Nursing faculty got involved in everything from event coordination to presenting on BCIT teaching strategies.
Read more...BCIT Commons
B.C.’s first clinic for those with complex, chronic conditions like Lyme disease and chronic fatigue syndrome is finally inching toward reality, now that a medical director from Toronto has been hired.
Dr. Alison Bested, a hematological pathologist specializing in chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, said in an interview she’ll move to Vancouver in the fall to head the clinic at BC Women’s Hospital which has sputtered along in the planning stages ever since the BC government announced it nearly a year and a half ago.
Read more...The Vancouver Sun
Our healthcare system is based on an on-demand model of physicians and hospitals providing acute and episodic care. While this system works well for the vast majority of citizens, it is a poor match for many of those with chronic diseases.
Read more...The Huffington Post
Olympians see a lot of doctors and medical personnel, so members of the US Olympic team will be able to use electronic medical records in London to keep track of all their aches, pains, injuries and recovery
For the first time, the 500+ delegation will be leaving behind reams of paper, in the form of medical records, in favor of electronic files that will enable athletes and doctors alike to do a better job of coordinating the team’s medical care.
“I would say that I’ve probably seen at least 30 doctors in my lifetime,” says Alex Morgan, a member of the US women’s soccer team. “I couldn’t even tell you how many different medical records I have all around the country and outside of the country. It’s a huge benefit to have it all in one place.”
Read more...The Times
India is the second most populous country on Earth, the largest democracy in the world, and it has one of the most rapidly growing economies on the planet. The largest impediment to India continuing along this economic trajectory and becoming a dominant world power is the poor health outcomes of much of its population.
Read more...The Globe & Mail
New University of British Columbia research reveals that workers who witness bullying can have a stronger urge to quit than those who experience it firsthand.
The findings of the study conducted by the Sauder School of Business at UBC indicate bullying’s corrosive effects in the workplace may be more dramatic and costly than suspected.
“We tend to assume that people experiencing bullying bear the full brunt. However, our findings show that people across an organization experience a moral indignation when others are bullied that can make them want to leave in protest,” says Sauder Prof. Sandra Robinson, co-author of the study published in the current edition of the journal Human Relations.
Alberta has just become the latest province to announce it will dramatically increase the number of nurse-practitioners. It is a small announcement with big implications. NPs are, hands-down, the fastest-growing health profession, with a 25 per cent increase in their numbers in the last year alone.
But NPs – registered nurses with additional, master’s-level training that allows them to diagnose patients, provide some forms of treatment, refer patients to testing and prescribe some medications – are still a tiny part of the health human resources puzzle.
Read more...The Globe & Mail