Research shows low male participation in the nursing workforce can stem from many sources, including reticence by career counsellors to recommend nursing as a career.
Health-care workers protest over stalled contract negotiations with the provincial government in Montréal in October 2020.
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To prevent a shortage of health workers, public expressions of appreciation need to be backed by policies that provide dignity, decent working conditions, accountability and appropriate remuneration.
Over the past couple of decades there has been a shift away from upholding patient autonomy to prioritizing public health.
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New ethical issues are emerging during COVID-19 as doctors struggle with their obligations to ‘do no harm’ and respect patient autonomy.
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As the invasion continues, humanitarian workers could become a target of the Russian army.
Picture how you’d like to be cared for as an older Australian who needs help. Now compare that to the reality for today’s aged care residents and carers.
In addition to patient care, many doctors also have heavy administrative burdens, including insurance company requests and government forms that advocate for their patients’ needs, as well as all the challenges of running an office.
Less than half of Canadians can see their doctor same-day, and millions don’t even have a family doctor. Improving access to care means providing doctors with the support they need to focus on patients.
Mothers wait with their babies to receive treatment at a dispensary .
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The average Nigerian woman or child faces a host of hindrances in accessing health services.
South Africa can have a greater number of adequately trained vaccinators if all pharmacists receive the appropriate skills.
A successful rollout isn’t just about the physical points where people can get the vaccinations. It’s also about having a trained workforce to administer them.
The high prevalence of insomnia symptoms among health care workers has concerning implications for our health care system.
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To keep our health care providers healthy, we need to help them sleep.
Healthcare workers have been put at risk over and over again during the pandemic.
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We tried our hardest to provide the best care in dire circumstances. There wasn’t an alternative.
Many healthhcare workers felt unprepared to deal with COVID-19.
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Provider burnout is expensive for the health system given its associations with low quality of care, absenteeism, and high workforce turnover.
Hospitals have been squeezed and lack adequate government support.
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Health-care workers need public support. Hospital workers outside Sick Kids hospital in Toronto, July 17, 2020.
Ontario health-care workers confidentially reported feeling sacrificed on the job and needing protection from COVID-19 and other risky working conditions in a recent study.
After receiving the vaccine, health systems have a complicated job ahead of them.
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Health systems around the US are on the cusp of receiving COVID-19 vaccines. At the end of this months-long effort are the nitty-gritty details of how health care providers are giving people the vaccine.
This is what it’s like fighting COVID-19 the second time around.
Health education curriculums need to specifically prepare healthcare professionals to respond to a pandemic when it comes to aspects like infection control, aged care and mental health.
The pandemic is stressing the nursing profession, which was already facing a labor shortage.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on another US medical emergency: a serious shortage of nurses.
Private insurers saw telehealth claims increase over 4,000% from 2019 to 2020.
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Widely adopted in the US when pandemic precautions kept people home, telehealth faces a challenge as insurance coverage changes, right when its popularity had surged.
Nurses are uniquely at risk of COVID-19, and are affected by many of the health inequalities that the pandemic has exposed. But no one is listening to them.
At a Midwest nursing home, a healthcare worker opens a glass panel to allow a visitor to safely talk with a resident.
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A new approach is making a big difference in Virginia.