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As a healthcare professional, you treat all kinds of patients. Some are very outgoing, while others are much more reserved. Caring for the latter is often more difficult, because they don’t always speak up and tell you everything that’s wrong.  Obviously, the more information you’re able to gather, the better the care you’re able to… Read more »

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Nurses are a key player in every healthcare team, and it’s finally time to give them the credit they deserve. The World Health Assembly has named 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife — and that’s a really big deal.  The WHO, along with the International Confederation of Midwives, International Council of Nurses, Nursing Now, and the United… Read more »

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Working as a nurse is incredibly rewarding, but it is also a very tough job. Nurses commonly work long hours — mostly on their feet — caring for patients, often in very stressful environments. No matter how passionate they are about their jobs, the pressure can easily catch up with them. Not surprisingly, nurse burnout… Read more »

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If you’ve never watched a TEDTalk, you’re missing out. Published by TED — a nonprofit committed to the spreading of ideas — there are more than 3,000 talks on the organization’s website. Talks run the gamut from business to global issues and are given by both well-known industry leaders and regular people with a powerful… Read more »

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As managers, we intuitively know that giving and getting honest feedback is essential to grow and develop, and to build successful organizations.  So why is it that many of us put off giving feedback to our employees?  Maybe it’s because there are so many ways to mess it up. Here are some common feedback mistakes:… Read more »