Understanding Compassion Fatigue Part II: Recent Changes and Addressing the Problem

As discussed in our previous post, compassion fatigue is a condition affecting many different types of professionals, but a condition that hits nurses particularly hard, and at great cost. This post will continue to build upon the information from Part I, and will go into more detail about the resulting sensations of compassion fatigue, recent [...]

By | June 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Understanding Compassion Fatigue Part I: What it is and Who it Affects

All jobs wear us down in one way or another, be it physically, mentally, or emotionally. But the nursing profession is particularly difficult to sustain not just because of the stamina and strong stomach required to be working with ill and injured people, but also because of the compassion it necessitates. Therefore, while it may [...]

By | June 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Assisted Living vs. Nursing Home Care: The Differences and Cases Each Might Present  

As pointed out in our last blog post, the American population is aging, and hospitals aren’t the only facilities struggling to accommodate these changes. Approximately one million Americans live in some type of senior living community, with that number predicted to double by the year 2030.[1]However, these communities present a range of differences in terms [...]

By | June 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|6 Comments

Night Shifts and Biological Concerns

A Deeper Look into What Happens to Nurses on Night Shift While a variety of professions are required to provide around-the-clock services, doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals provide those of the upmost importance. Medicine is a crucial 24-hour field, but considering the health of those providing care is just as important to address. While [...]

By | June 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments