Declining unemployment in the U.S. and an uptick in the number of Americans who have health coverage have increased demand for healthcare, which in turn has sparked a surge in employment opportunities for traveling nurses, Kaiser Health News reports.
Hospital staff spend long hours staying professional amid death, suffering, grief and anger from patients and their families, and those clinicians need support as well. To take care of their staff and prevent burnout, hospital leaders increasingly look for ways to treat stress and prevent the job from overwhelming clinicians, according to the Columbus Dispatch.
Healthcare leaders have a responsibility to lessen clinician burnout not only for the benefit of their employees, but also to improve the quality of patient care, according to a post from Hospitals & Health Networks Daily.
In an exclusive interview with FierceHealthcare, Jordan Asher, M.D., chief medical officer and chief integration officer at MissionPoint in Nashville, Tennessee, talks about the changing role of clinicians under value-based care and the need to retrain them to address psychosocial factors as part of population health management.
Nurses who are empowered to care for themselves will not only provide better care to patients but also could help combat the widespread problem of bullying that is rampant in the nursing culture, Susan Groenwald, Ph.D., R.N., president of the Chamberlain College of Nursing, tells FierceHealthcare in an exclusive interview.
According to Randi Zuckerberg, executive, entrepreneur and sister of billionaire Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, a smattering of nonstop days doesn't necessarily spell doom for work-life balance.
To ensure physician practice success, practice managers don't just need to engage and motivate employees; they must also win the trust of their physicians. While many of the principles of sound communication apply universally, the nuances of physician-manager relationships are unique.
While the appeal of not having to run a business continues to attract more physicians, various groups urge policymakers to help ensure that hospital contracts don't put employed doctors or their patients at an unfair disadvantage.
Just weeks after it issued a report that indicated hospitals have made little to no progress on patient safety outcomes, the Leapfrog Group released another report that found many hospitals also fail to adequately support their nurses.
In order to uncover what the healthcare industry wants to keep hidden, simply ask the tight-knit, hard-working professionals who experience the highs and lows of hands-on patient care every day--nurses.