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Considerations for COVID-19 Program Development: A Review of Online Information Analysis

In a recent webinar organized by the Icarus Project, Dr. Aunchalee Palmquist, PhD, MA, IBCLC, assistant professor in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, recently presented on the topic of understanding basic research interpretation using...

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​Health Systems Begin Addressing Important Social Determinants of Health

For a long time, public health nurses have said that the best way to improve health care quality and reduce costs is to address and support the social determinants of health. That view is supported by research showing that only 20% of health can be attributed to medical care, while social and...

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Ear Seeds (Auriculotherapy): Promising Trend or Hoax?

Ear seeds are the latest wellness trend popping up all over social media. “Ear seeding”, which has been around for years, is seeing a resurgence - especially on Instagram. What exactly is ear seeding? Is it truly a painless, drug-free way to help people with their chronic pain, menstrual...

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​Holistic Nursing: Introduction & Guide for Nurses

“Holistic nursing” is a bit of a unicorn. It’s an approach that all nursing schools teach nurses to use, so all nurses know about it, but how many nurses have actually seen holistic nursing being practiced? This article will describe that specialty of holistic nursing and tell you how to learn...

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What Is Value-Based Healthcare?

Value-based healthcare is a healthcare delivery model in which providers, including hospitals and physicians, are paid based on patient health outcomes. Under value-based care agreements, providers are rewarded for helping patients improve their health, reduce the effects and incidence...

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What to Do When You Witness Harassment

Nurses often witness harassment of patients, family members, co-workers, and the public at large. How do you handle it? The cartoon below offers an excellent strategy for handling any type of harassment.

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David Suzuki: Aboriginal people are our best bet for protecting the planet, not environmentalists

"... Unlike most other animals, humans were creative and used our brains to find ways to exploit our surroundings. We were far less impressive in numbers, size, speed, strength or sensory abilities than many others sharing our territory, but it was our brains that compensated. Over time, our...

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​Are You Caught in the Drama Triangle?

One of the most common, and potentially dangerous, activations we can experience is to perceive ourselves and others through the lens of the “Drama Triangle.” The perspective of the “Drama Triangle” is that people are considered heroes (stronger or smarter than others), victims (weaker or more...

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The Core Values of ​Holistic Nursing

The art and science of holistic nursing emanates from five core values. These values reflect an integrated approach to caring for the whole person, including body, mind, spirit, emotion, energetic and cultural/environmental connections. Core Value 1. Holistic Philosophy, Theories, and...

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"The Top Environmental Problems Are Selfishness, Greed and Apathy"

How can nurses contribute to solving the biggest threat to health: the degradation and loss of our ecosystem / natural environment? "I used to think the top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that with 30 years of good science we...

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