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  • Getting Nurses on Board with Serving on Boards

    Added on Sep 20, 2017

    Diana Mahoney, Editorial Director

    With their deep knowledge of clinical problems, best practices, quality indicators and other issues related to the safety, quality and experience of care, nurse leaders are well suited to serve on health care governing boards.

  • 2017 National Nurses Week: Caring for Our Caregivers

    Added on May 9, 2017

    By Christina Dempsey, Chief Nursing Officer

    More than a discrete care attribute, compassionate connected care describes the totality of a care experience. As the primary front-line caregivers, nurses are largely responsible for making sure patients' needs for this type of care are met consistently.

  • Making Connections: Nurturing the Engagement-Experience Link

    Added on Mar 30, 2017

    By Barbara Reilly, PhD, Senior Vice President, Employee, Nurse, and Physician Engagement

    Caregiver engagement is a powerful driver of the patient experience, but engagement and patient experience improvement efforts must work in concert to be optimally effective. Ensuring that engagement is properly connected to the patient experience requires understanding the possible areas of misalignment and providing the resources and support needed to address them.

  • Let's Talk About Pain

    Added on Mar 6, 2017

    By Christina Dempsey, Chief Nursing Officer

    As the media continue to focus on the very real opioid epidemic, we as care providers must stay ever mindful of the fact that our patients’ pain is also very real, and that we cannot subjugate one to fix the other. It is our job to better understand and help manage our patients’ pain.

  • New Nursing Research Brings Motivational Theory to Life

    Added on Dec 7, 2016

    New research demonstrating the importance of nurse workplace safety on nurse, patient and payment outcomes aligns well with Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs motivational theory and the concept of compassionate, connected care for caregivers..

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