Aging America: Healthcare workers in demand
The American economy is expected to generate 20.2 million new jobs by 2020—25% of which will be healthcare related. Retiring baby boomers will create an additional 33.8 million positions, resulting in 54 million vacancies. Hospitals spend 11% of total expenses on community benefits
An Ernst &Young report noted that not-for-profit hospitals spend an average of 11.3% of their total expenses on benefits to their communities. Benefits to the community include free care, health research and education, Medicaid underpayments, and Medicare shortfalls. How to alleviate "second victim" syndrome
One of the primary goals of any healthcare provider is preventing patient harm, but when patients experience adverse medical events, they’re considered the sole victims. The healthcare providers who work diligently to prevent harm suddenly experience emotional trauma—creating second victims. NIH: Clinical research trial participation needed
Clinical research is vital to enhancing health, lengthening life, and reducing the burdens of illness and disability. Presently, the challenge of recruiting clinical trial participants has serious implications for the success or failure of research.
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and taking the test. Quality of life for cancer patients: From diagnosis to treatment and beyond Kirsten Drake, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, OCN