NurseZone Newsletter - 08/19/2013

August 19, 2013
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The Future of Value-based Nursing Care
The Future of Value-based Nursing Care
Value has become one of the latest buzz words in health care, with the advent of value-based purchasing, collaborative care models and other value-based care initiatives. NurseZone looks at how these changes are affecting nursing and how nurses can engage in the change process while demonstrating their own value.

Nurses Report Verbal Abuse Common, Related to Work Environment
Nurses Report Verbal Abuse Common, Related to Work Environment
Nurses working in negative environments suffer from more verbal abuse from physicians and harbor less favorable work attitudes than their peers, according to a recent study. But do poor working conditions cause more abuse, or vice versa?

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Spotlight on Nursing
Non-clinical Care Guides vs. Nurse Navigators: Is There Room for Both?
 Non-clinical Care Guides vs. Nurse Navigators: Is There Room for Both? Some patients experience "white coat syndrome," which involves extreme anxiety or increased blood pressure when they are in a clinical setting. It can be hard for clinicians to reach those people with important information about preventive care or disease management. Lay care guides have been shown to help.

Devices & Technology
'Most Wired' Hospitals Transforming Nursing and Patient Care
'Most Wired' Hospitals Transforming Nursing and Patient Care Nurses are now an integral part of the technology revolution in health care, and many have had a part in helping their employers earn recognition as a "Most Wired" hospital. See how nurses at Texas Children's, North Shore-LIJ, University of Pennsylvania and other health systems are changing care delivery.

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Special Feature
Mending Kids' Hometown Mission Brings Hope
Mending Kids' Hometown Mission Brings Hope Pierre, a four-year-old, had a large keloid growth on his ear. Though he was covered by government insurance, officials refused to pay for a simple surgery to remove the keloid, insisting the surgery was cosmetic.

Recent Blog Posts - Campus Corner
Back to School, Back to the Fire
Back to School, Back to the Fire By Cassie Applegate, RN, graduate student

It is that time of year again, when traditional students are either starting college for the first time or returning for another semester. This is a time of excitement, a time to reflect and a time to look forward. What brought you to this place, and what can keep you going?

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