Specially trained hospital security guards are only part of the solution to making health-care workers and their patients feel safe.
Security guards won't protect paramedics and community nurses from violent patients. And in hospital, some security guards can unwittingly escalate violence, unless they're specially trained.
Nursing home staff report feeling demoralized by the use of web-endabled cameras to monitor the care of patients.
Ever more Americans are using digital cameras to keep an eye on elderly relatives who live in nursing homes. This surveillance may violate patients' privacy and demoralize their caretakers.
More data may be key to disrupting health care.
The president should use his penchant for shaking up the status quo to tackle the genuine crisis in health care.
At about 21 million strong, nurses make up half of the world’s health workforce.
Well resourced and empowered nurses could help to quickly spread universal health care.
Taking the HIV self-test gave nurses valuable insights into what their patients go through.
New analysis from the Migration Observatory suggests skilled visa could still be refused in the future despite recent moves to exempt doctors and nurses from the cap.
Scrapping nurses' bursaries was met with almost universal condemnation. But could it be a good thing?
Around 3,000 more Australian patients have a complication in their hospital care in January than in other months.
New medical staff start in January and may not be as skilled or adept as their predecessors, meaning more things go wrong.
People working in caring professions are not superhuman.
Growing patient demands, paperwork and workplace stress take their toll on health-care providers.
The myth of compassion fatigue suggests that compassion is a finite resource. The reality is that health-care providers are over-worked and need better institutional support.
Now you can find out who’s wining and dining our doctors, nurses and pharmacists with publicly available data of drug company funded events.
Drug companies funded more than 116,000 educational events for doctors over four years. Now you can find out exactly which companies footed the bills and how much they paid.
One stroke every two seconds.
Doctors and other health professionals are too focused on rehab and not enough on secondary prevention.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt on a hospital visit in 2014.
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We asked two academics to check Jeremy Hunt's figures.
Nurses have taken on a surprising number of tasks that were once the preserve of doctors. And they do them exceptionally well.
Some good news for UK government policy.
No matter their age, gender or experience, health professionals from all walks of life have experienced mental health problems.
Throughout the medical profession, there is a culture of fear surrounding mental illness.
Dorothy Campbell with patients evacuated from Tobruk, Alexandria 1941.
Five thousand Australian nurses served during World War Two. One of them, Dorothy Campbell endured air raids and tended wounded men in freezing tents - but the war opened her eyes to a more adventurous world.
We need to think about the environment that allowed the error to occur.
In Australia, estimates suggest undesired harmful effects from medication or other intervention such as surgery occur in around 17% of hospital admissions. But blaming the doctors won't help.
Nurses do influence decisions on which medical products and equipment to buy.
Just because they can't prescribe medications that does not mean nurses have no influence on important decisions for patient care.
NHS staff are drawn from all over the world.
Instead of scouring the developing world for healthcare staff, we should be doing more to help doctors and nurses arriving here as refugees to join in.