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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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You Are a Powerful Gift

On this Winter Solstice, I am deeply grateful for all the ways nurses share their love and light in the world. 2019 has been a tumultuous year that is leading to profound changes, personally and globally. The positive impact of those changes are barely visible, but we can see the...

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A Psychiatric Nurse Questions the “Values Conversation”

Several years ago, my friend Elise Foreman-Carter, RN, BSN, became board-certified as a Nurse Coach. The conditions of her work environment at the time prompted her to look at large structural issues and the impact they had on nurses’ interpersonal relationships, communities, and politics and how...

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Limiting Eating Times Could Reduce Obesity & Diabetes

People who have obesity, high blood sugar, high blood pressure or high cholesterol are often advised to eat less and move more, but new research suggests there is another simple tool to fight off these diseases: restricting your eating time to a daily 10-hour window. Studies done in mice and...

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3 Tools to Help You Empower Your Inner Climate Scientist

It can be hard to understand what all the climate change data means and what can actually be done to avoid the scariest potentials. That's why universities, nonprofits and businesses are creating tools to help non-experts conduct research of their own. 1. En-ROADS Lets You Choose Your Own...

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