Here in the United States, we are in the midst of a crisis. Actually, we are in the midst of several crises. Between the opioid epidemic, diabetes epidemic and obesity crisis, we (as health care providers [HCPs]) are failing our patients. According to the CDC, in 2015-2016, the prevalence of obesity was 39.8% with 93.3 … Continue reading Health Care Crisis
When I first started nursing school, I always thought health was the absence of disease. That makes sense, right? However, that does not necessarily define what health is. That's like defining that light is the absence of darkness. It merely tells you what it isn't rather that defines what it is. Therefore, let's take a … Continue reading “Hey Google… Define health.”
Hello everyone! Sorry I haven't written anything recently. After the spring semester finished, I was working extra at my hospital in preparation for the summer semester, which will start tomorrow. Anyway, I finished my first semester of grad school strong! It was challenging at times, but it's definitely doable. Next comes the fast paced summer … Continue reading Summer Semester Beginning
Excellent video! I would highly encourage people to watch this video of an excellent example of the importance of listening. The link is embedded in the above sentence.
Over the last couple weeks, I have been reading an excellent book called, "How to Listen so People Will Talk." I saw this book at a local grocery store and got it because I wanted to find out how to be a better listener. To be clear, there is a difference between listening and hearing. … Continue reading The Power of Listening
It's that time of the year! Finals are just around the corner. I'm all finished with one class (HalleluYah!), however, I still have 3 more to go. The class that I finished was on health care policy and economics. It was a very fascinating and eye opening course. In that course, we discussed different bills … Continue reading Semester Finals Almost Here
That is what many people are beginning to hear quite frequently. However, many individuals don't know what a nurse practitioner is and how they differ from medical doctors. Nurse practitioners are nurses that go to school for advanced training to become a health care provider. Legally, as a nurse, I can not diagnose, write orders, … Continue reading The Nurse Practitioner Will See You Now