Friday, November 29, 2013

Mediterranean diet without breakfast best choice for diabetics

For patients with diabetes, it is better to eat a single large meal than several smaller meals throughout the day. This is the result of a current dietary study.

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Lets talk about cancer

Three years ago at this time I was lying on the couch, watching St. Elmo's Fire with Friend Pens The Lotion Slut, feeling rather giddy from a combination of red wine and Vicodin. I had just had the majority of my hard palate and all of my soft palate removed due to a case of oral cancer
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Geriatric / Long Term Care Nursing

Geriatric / long term care nursing is a specialty that involves caring for patients who require an extended level of care due to chronic disease processes and long term disabilities. Long term care nurses manage patient care, perform various nursing skills, address changes in condition, provide interventions, and bestow physical and psychosocial support upon clients and their families
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OECD report: Health at a Glance 2013

The OECD has just published the report Health at a Glance 2013.
According to the study total health spending has fallen in one of three OECD countries between 2009 and 2011, with those hardest hit by the crisis most affected.

The report says that this makes it all the more important that countries make their healthcare systems more productive, efficient and affordable. Spending per capita fell in 11 of 33 OECD countries between 2009 and 2011, notably by 11.1% in Greece and 6.6% in Ireland. Growth also slowed significantly in others, including Canada (0.8%) and the United States (1.3%).

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Friday, November 22, 2013

The Electricity of Touch: Detection and Measurement of Cardiac Energy Exchange Between People

The idea that an energy exchange of some type occurs between individuals is a central theme in many healing techniques. This concept has often been disputed by Western science due to the lack of a plausible mechanism to explain the nature of this energy or how it could affect or facilitate the healing process. The fact that the heart generates the strongest electromagnetic field produced by the body, coupled with the recent discovery that this field becomes more coherent as the individual shifts to a sincerely loving or caring state prompted us to investigate the possibility that the field generated by the heart may significantly contribute to this energy exchange

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The first time: Being a real-life nurse

No matter how good your training is, and even if you are starting your nursing career on a ward where you’ve had a placement, everyone experiences that wave of anxiety when they feel the weight of The Keys in their hand for the first time.

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The relationship between resilience and personality traits in doctors: implications for enhancing well being

 The health and well being of medical doctors is vital to their longevity and safe practice. The concept of resilience is recognised as a key component of well being and is an important factor in medical training to help doctors learn to cope with challenge, stress, and adversity. This study examined the relationship of resilience to personality traits and resilience in doctors in order to identify the key traits that promote or impair resilience.

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Monday, November 18, 2013

(UK) Nurse leaders divided over minimum staffing levels

Three of the most senior nurses in the NHS have warned the government against introducing minimum
staffing levels, as the profession becomes increasingly divided over the issue ahead of the government’s response to the Francis report.
In a letter published in the Times the three hospital directors of nursing say they “do not support Whitehall second-guessing what nursing levels should be for each hospital”.

NMBI Code Consultation Registration Session Flyer

NMBI is holding information sessions around the country during November & December to meet with
nurses, midwives, students, and members of the public about our draft Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives.

Go to Bord Altranais site 

News Update No. 51 - Haddington Road Agreement - Ongoing Implementation 05-11-13

INMO has sought clarification on the ongoing implementation of certain aspects of the Haddington Road Agreement from the HSE.  In this regard I am asking that you would note the following:

1.         Double Time/Overtime

The INMO is pleased to confirm that the arguments that have been made by the Organisation, have been accepted and DOUBLE TIME OVERTIME will continue AFTER MIDNIGHT as heretofore

2.         Senior Staff Nurse/Midwife
(i)  It is has now been confirmed that Senior Staff Nurses/Midwives, when requested to act up under the new regime, that any acting will only apply to their ward area.

INMO Launches Fundraising Campaign for the Philippines

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) wishes to convey
our heartfelt sorrow and sympathy to the people of the Philippines.
This follows typhoon Haiyan which swept through the central Philippines,
killing an estimated 10,000 people and displacing more than 600,000,
where many have no access to food, water or medicine. 

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