The Pros and Cons of Required Minimum Nurse-to-Patient Ratios

What with hospital downsizing, budget cuts, and a nursing shortage in the United States, it’s no wonder that an American Nurses Association survey found that 54% of their nurse respondents didn’t have sufficient time to spend on each patient.[1] The past two decades have seen overcrowding and understaffing that has led to longer hours and [...]

By | August 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ethical Obligations Associated with Cancer-Related Genetic Testing

Just a decade ago, genetic tests were expensive and uncommon; though they were exciting, and indicative of a promising future, they were not attainable for the average American. Now, however, a test for the BRCA1 mutation is available for as little as $250, and an individual’s entire genome can be sequenced for just $1,000.[1] Advancements [...]

By | August 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Traumatic Brain Injuries in Children: Short- and Long-Term Consequences and Best Treatment Options

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) account for 30% of all injury deaths in the United States, and survivors can face life-long effects.[1] While the last article posted on our blog focused on the causes and warning signs of traumatic brain injuries in children, we now turn to the effects of TBIs, both short-term and long-term. After [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments