• Healthcare professionals: 4 types of co-workers you need in your circle
    The importance of strong peer support among healthcare professionals simply cannot be overemphasized. Peer support is the foundation for open communication, compassion and advanced patient safety and quality of care. The types of co-workers that healthcare professionals have in their workplace can largely influence their perspectives and attitudes.
  • New app trains the brain to track cravings and lose weight
    Say goodbye to resolutions for depressing diets. By spending ten minutes a day playing a game on a brain-training app, you can track your food consumption, retrain your mind and reward yourself for healthier choices.
  • The Imposter Syndrome: What it is and how it can be treated
    Imposter syndrome refers to persistent feelings of inadequacy in spite of evident success. People with imposter syndrome suffer from chronic self-doubt. They also experience a sense of intellectual fraudulence that takes precedence over any feelings of success or proof of their competence. This syndrome is found in most professions, and healthcare is no exception.
  • Health professionals:  4 Tips to deal with information fatigue
    According to the Oxford Dictionary, information fatigue is a condition of apathy, indifference or mental exhaustion due to being exposed to too much information. Information fatigue is also sometimes referred to as information overload.
  • Nursing home nurse boasted of murder plans beforehand
    A nurse has been sentenced to 36 years in jail for premeditated murder of two elderly patients at the Australian nursing home where she had been employed.
  • Communicating with cancer patients using tact
    Cancer is a disease that brings about worry and fear, and while many try to be helpful and supportive, some people, including healthcare professionals, may be left tongue-tied and may not be aware of the best ways to communicate with patients.
  • 4 major types of operational waste that hospital employees must eliminate
    Taiichi Ohno, a prominent figure better known as the father of Toyota Production System (TPS) was also well-known for developing a lean manufacturing framework. In lean manufacturing, there are several types of waste that are applicable to healthcare operations.
  • 6 ways for nurses to stay healthy
    More than anyone else, nurses are in constant close contact with sick patients. Yet, more than anyone else, they cannot afford to fall ill. Here are six tips for nurses to stay healthy.
  • “Weekend warriors” can stay as healthy as regular runners
    Adults who fit their workouts into their weekends can still enjoy significant health benefits as those who pin themselves to a daily exercise regime, researchers say, since it is the intensity of the activity that matters more than the frequency.
  • Nurses: The importance of communicating with patients to form a positive relationship
    Communication is an important aspect in the delivery of any healthcare service, more so in nursing than almost any other. The way in which the nurse communicates with the patient can affect the patient’s perception of how he/she is being treated.