Intraprofessional Relationships Essential for Nursing Practice

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It’s not hard to believe that the people we are drawn to and spend our time with affect our own actions and overall identity, even if in subtle ways. This alteration starts in the brain but is evidenced physically. Ongoing exposure to one person’s attractors does not merely activate neural patterns in another, it also […]

Our Relationships Affect our Views

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Many people have asked (actually half-asked and half-complained) how they can get someone else to practice the kind of focused attention and intention I have written about in previous columns. To answer this question briefly and frankly: you cannot. That is, you cannot make anyone else do anything as intensely interior as focusing their attention […]

Patients’ Will and Practitioners’ Power: Finding the Balance

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Codes of ethics came into being to protect the vulnerable from the powerful, the unwary from the unscrupulous. The very word “profession” was derived from the early practitioners’ public promise of altruism and master craftsmanship—which today is often codified in our practice acts. Yet, now as then, the complete situation for patients includes not only […]

Shared Values in a Vulnerable World

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In recent years, most of the world’s people have begun to celebrate their diversity: different races and languages, religions and cultures, and social mores. People have learned to embrace these differences as what makes life infinitely interesting. Nonetheless, what people value most in life is remarkably similar. People love their children, seek good friends, need […]

Expert Clinical Perspectives: Top 10 Roundup

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Did you miss any of these top articles? “Understanding the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP),”; “The Hospital Utilization Management Committee (UMC) – CMS Condition of Participation (CoPS) Requirement,”; “Improving Treatment of Mental Health Patients in the Emergency Department (ED),”; “Four Common EMTALA Vulnerabilities Hospitals Should Know … But Probably Don’t,”; and…

Generational Diversity in Health Care

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Compass Clinical presents a new 4-hour workshop, “Generational Diversity in Health Care.” Historically, we are experiencing a multitude of generations working together; the likes of which we have never seen. Recruiting and retaining talent (especially in the younger generations) has never been more important as nurses are, and will continue to retire in record numbers.

Nurse Leader Leah Curtin Joins Compass Clinical Consulting as Senior Advisor

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Nurse leader Leah Curtin, RN, DSc(h), FAAN, has joined Compass Clinical Consulting as a senior advisor. The executive editor of American Nurse Today, the official journal of the American Nurses Association, and a clinical professor of nursing at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and Health, Leah brings to Compass a wealth of experience […]

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