In Ukraine, Gruesome Injuries and Not Enough Doctors to Treat Them

Operating with skeleton crews, doctors and nurses race to save limbs, and lives. It’s a grim routine for medical personnel often working around the clock. And not all limbs can be saved.

#american-society-of-plastic-surgeons, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #nursing-and-nurses, #surgery-and-surgeons, #ukraine

In South Korea, ‘Ghost Surgeries’ Lead to Cameras in Hospitals

After scandals in which doctors let unsupervised assistants operate on patients, the country is becoming one of the first to require cameras in operating rooms.

#doctors, #frauds-and-swindling, #hospitals, #law-and-legislation, #nursing-and-nurses, #south-korea, #surgery-and-surgeons

RaDonda Vaught, Medical Errors and a Better Way Forward

RaDonda Vaught, a Tennessee nurse, is facing prison time for a medical error.

#accidents-and-safety, #nursing-and-nurses

A Nurse Finds Herself on the Other Side of the Equation — as a Patient

In her memoir, “Healing,” Theresa Brown recalls what she learned from her own treatment for breast cancer.

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This Psychiatric Hospital Used to Chain Patients. Now It Treats Them.

Sierra Leone, one of the world’s poorest countries, is working to build a modern mental health system from scratch.

#doctors, #hospitals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #nursing-and-nurses, #partners-in-health, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #sierra-leone, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #third-world-and-developing-countries

Nurse Indicted in John Neville Case

The nurse was working at a North Carolina jail in 2019 when officers restrained John Neville on his stomach for more than 12 minutes after he fell from his bed, according to an autopsy report.

#black-people, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #neville-john-d-2019, #nursing-and-nurses, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #prisons-and-prisoners, #winston-salem-nc

Six Nuns Came to India to Start a Hospital. They Ended Up Changing a Country.

It is hard to overstate the boldness of what the sisters at Nazareth Hospital accomplished.

#bihar-india, #hospitals, #india, #kentucky, #nuns, #nursing-and-nurses

In Hong Kong, China’s Covid Aid Gets the Cold Shoulder

Disputes about medics, squat toilets and diaper-changing duties underscore longstanding tensions between residents of Hong Kong and the mainland.

#beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hong-kong, #hospitals, #lam-carrie-1957, #nursing-and-nurses, #politics-and-government

The Sunday Read: ‘Nurses Have Finally Learned What They’re Worth’

As the coronavirus spread, demand for nurses came from every corner. Some traveling jobs paid more than $10,000 a week. Will the boom last?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #nursing-and-nurses, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #states-us

Margaret Atwood and Others Confront Grief in ‘The Nurse Antigone’

A dramatic reading by Theater of War Productions will include the author and practicing nurses who have held the front line of the pandemic.

#antigone-play, #atwood-margaret, #camp-bill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doerries-bryan, #nursing-and-nurses, #schilling-taylor, #the-nurse-antigone-play, #theater, #theater-of-war, #writing-and-writers

Overlooked No More: Mary Eliza Mahoney, Who Opened Doors in Nursing

As the first trained Black nurse in America, Mahoney devoted her life to creating opportunities in the profession for people of all races.

#biographical-information, #black-people, #discrimination, #mahoney-mary-eliza-1845-1926, #massachusetts, #new-england-hospital-for-women-and-children-boston-mass, #nursing-and-nurses, #united-states, #women-and-girls

‘Nurses Have Finally Learned What They’re Worth’

As the coronavirus spread, demand for nurses came from every corner. Some jobs for travelers paid more than $10,000 a week. Will the boom last?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-treatment, #futureofwork2022, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #nursing-and-nurses, #shortages, #texas, #wages-and-salaries

America 2022: Where Everyone Has Rights and No One Has Responsibilities

The Neil Young-Joe Rogan-Spotify dust-up isn’t about just freedom of speech.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ek-daniel, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #nursing-and-nurses, #podcasts, #rogan-joe, #rumors-and-misinformation, #spotify, #vaccination-and-immunization, #young-neil

How New York City’s Hospitals Withstood the Omicron Surge

The highly contagious coronavirus variant stretched the city’s health care system to the breaking point, but not past it.

#chokshi-dave-a, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #emergency-medical-treatment, #greater-new-york-hospital-assn, #hospitals, #new-york-city, #nursing-and-nurses, #varma-jay-k

One Day in the ‘Parallel Universe’ of a London I.C.U.

Britain’s government may have lifted coronavirus restrictions, but hospital workers say the return to a normal rhythm of work is still a long way off.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #doctors, #great-britain, #homerton-university-hospital, #hospitals, #london-england, #nursing-and-nurses, #shortages, #vaccination-and-immunization

Long Island Nurses Accused of Making $1.5 Million in Fake Vaccine Card Scheme

The nurses sold fake vaccination cards and entered false information into New York’s immunization database.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #frauds-and-swindling, #long-island-ny, #nursing-and-nurses

Rich Countries Lure Health Workers From Low-Income Nations to Fight Shortages

Huge pay incentives and immigration fast-tracks are leading many to leave countries whose health systems urgently need their expertise.

#africa, #canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #great-britain, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #manila-philippines, #nursing-and-nurses, #shortages, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-states, #zambia

A Shrinking Band of Southern Nurses, Neck-Deep in Another Covid Wave

The exodus of medical workers during the pandemic has been especially brutal for the small, nonprofit safety-net hospitals where millions of Americans seek care.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #mississippi, #nursing-and-nurses, #shortages, #wages-and-salaries, #your-feed-healthcare

Why Covid-19 Didn’t Create the Nursing Crisis

Nurses would like to set the record straight on the hospital staffing crisis.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #illinois, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #massachusetts, #nursing-and-nurses, #pennsylvania, #shortages

Covid Didn’t Create the Nursing Crisis

Nurses would like to set the record straight on the hospital staffing crisis.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #illinois, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #massachusetts, #nursing-and-nurses, #pennsylvania, #shortages

More Patients, Fewer Workers: Omicron Pushes New York Hospitals to Brink

The current spike in coronavirus cases appears to be less deadly than earlier waves, but some safety-net hospitals are still being severely strained.

#chokshi-dave-a, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #greater-new-york-hospital-assn, #hospitals, #interfaith-medical-center, #jacobi-medical-center, #new-york-city, #nursing-and-nurses

Clifton Mooney’s Polaroid Portraits

Clifton Mooney came to New York to be a Covid nurse. After hours, he embraced life by taking intimate pictures of his friends.

#content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mooney-clifton, #new-york-city, #nursing-and-nurses, #photography

Omicron Will Surge Despite Biden’s New Plan, Scientists Say

Public health experts fear that the highly contagious variant cannot be stopped without harsh measures that the public will no longer tolerate.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #hospitals, #nursing-and-nurses, #rhode-island, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

Doctors and Nurses Are ‘Living in a Constant Crisis’ as Covid Fills Hospitals and Omicron Looms

Hospitalizations across the country have increased 20 percent in two weeks, taxing already exhausted health care workers as the United States confronts a new variant.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #defense-department, #hospitals, #michigan, #midwestern-states-us, #northeastern-states-us, #nursing-and-nurses, #university-of-michigan, #vaccination-and-immunization

Kaiser Permanente Averts Strike, Reaching Tentative Deal With Unions

More than 30,000 West Coast workers at the health care provider had planned to go on strike on Monday.

#california, #kaiser-permanente, #nursing-and-nurses, #oregon, #organized-labor, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries

‘They See Us as the Enemy’: School Nurses Battle Covid-19, and Angry Parents

School nurses, who were already stretched thin before the pandemic, say that they are overworked and overwhelmed.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #nursing-and-nurses, #oregon, #parenting, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Their Jobs Made Them Get Vaccinated. They Refused.

The willingness of some workers to give up their livelihoods helps explain the country’s struggle to reach herd immunity.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #home-health-care, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #nursing-and-nurses, #unemployment, #vaccination-and-immunization

Short on Staff, Some Hospices Ask New Patients To Wait

“It causes huge distress to tell a family, ‘We can’t serve you,’” said one state hospice organization director.

#death-and-dying, #elder-care, #elderly, #home-health-care, #hospice-care, #labor-and-jobs, #national-hospice-and-palliative-care-organization, #nursing-and-nurses, #shortages, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

They Resisted Vaccines. Here’s Why They Changed Their Minds.

Mandates have prompted a surge in vaccinations among those who had held out. Some report feeling relief; others, anguish and resentment.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-city, #nursing-and-nurses, #service-employees-international-union, #vaccination-and-immunization

Nurse Dies After She Is Knocked to Ground in Times Square

Maria Ambrocio, 58, who worked through the pandemic in a New Jersey hospital, was knocked down by a man who was fleeing after snatching a cellphone, the police said.

#adams-eric-l, #bayonne-medical-center, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeless-persons, #mental-health-and-disorders, #nursing-and-nurses, #robberies-and-thefts, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

How a Vaccine Mandate Could Worsen a Shortage of Home Care Aides

Some 250,000 home health care workers must get the coronavirus vaccine by Friday, but tens of thousands of them have yet to receive it.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hochul-kathleen-c, #home-health-care, #johnstown-ny, #new-york-state, #nursing-and-nurses, #vaccination-and-immunization, #visiting-nurse-service

New York’s Vaccine Mandate: What to Know

In courtrooms from Manhattan to Utica, judges are weighing whether exemptions that would cover thousands of health care workers will be allowed.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freedom-of-religion, #hochul-kathleen-c, #hospitals, #new-york-state, #new-york-presbyterian-hospital, #nursing-and-nurses, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #vaccination-and-immunization

These Health Care Workers Would Rather Get Fired Than Get Vaccinated

Monday is the vaccination deadline for New York State health care workers. Thousands of refusers have failed to meet it.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hochul-kathleen-c, #hospitals, #new-york-state, #nursing-and-nurses, #vaccination-and-immunization

New York Hospitals Face Possible Mass Firings as Workers Spurn Vaccines

With a Monday deadline looming, thousands of health care workers in the state are risking their jobs by not getting a coronavirus vaccine.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #greater-new-york-hospital-assn, #health-department-nys, #hochul-kathleen-c, #hospitals, #new-york-state, #new-york-presbyterian-hospital, #northwell-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #vaccination-and-immunization

The Use of Antipsychotic Drugs in Nursing Homes

A professor, a psychiatrist and a nurse react to a Times investigation. Also: A modern Civil War; a more confident child.

#american-psychiatric-assn, #children-and-childhood, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elder-care, #mental-health-and-disorders, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #pain-relieving-drugs, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #vaccination-and-immunization

Mexico’s Supreme Court Greenlit Abortion. Will Doctors and Nurses Listen?

Another battle looms over whether public hospitals will be required to offer the procedure.

#abortion, #hospitals, #mexico, #mexico-city-mexico, #nursing-and-nurses, #supreme-court-of-mexico, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

After Video of Abusive Nurse, Canada’s Indigenous Seek Health Overhaul

The abuse last year of an Indigenous woman in a Quebec hospital has prompted outrage and underlined the discrimination facing Canada’s Indigenous community.

#canada, #discrimination, #echaquan-joyce-d-2020, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hospitals, #indigenous-people, #justice-for-joyce, #nursing-and-nurses, #politics-and-government, #quebec-province-canada, #race-and-ethnicity

How Nurses Are Feeling: Tired, Angry and Hopeless

“The burnout and PTSD used to feel like a temporary chapter. I see no end in sight now,” one nurse writes. Also: Welcoming Afghan refugees; cosmetic surgery.

#afghanistan, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #nursing-and-nurses, #plastic-surgery, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

‘Nursing Is in Crisis’: Staff Shortages Put Patients at Risk

“When hospitals are understaffed, people die,” one expert warned as the U.S. health systems reach a breaking point in the face of the Delta variant.

#american-nurses-assn, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delta-variant, #hospitals, #labor-and-jobs, #nursing-and-nurses, #shortages, #your-feed-healthcare

When School Nurses Are Not Enough

There is no better time than now to bump up the health resources for children in schools, experts say.

#children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #income-inequality, #nursing-and-nurses, #youth

Stress and Burnout Still Plague Front-Line Health Care Workers as Pandemic Eases

Doctors and nurses are reeling from new Covid cases, staff burnout and the prolonged stress of dealing with the pandemic.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #hospitals, #independence-day-us-july-4, #nursing-and-nurses, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #summer-season, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-healthcare

Doctors and Nurses Are the Key to the Final Vaccine Push

Health providers are the most trusted source for Covid-19 vaccine information. 

#doctors, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #medicine-and-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #vaccination-and-immunization

The Maldives Lured Tourists Back. Now It Needs Nurses.

The island nation kept Covid cases low, and its resorts open, for much of the pandemic. But a recent surge exposed its overreliance on expatriate health workers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #maldives, #nursing-and-nurses

How Can I Hold On To Hope and Humor While Witnessing So Much Suffering?

“You need art that matches your intensity,” writes our advice columnist.

#art, #books-and-literature, #movies, #nursing-and-nurses, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Health Care Workers Deserve Fashion, Too

After masks, medical scrubs get the designer treatment. It’s the next big market no one expected.

#carewear-inc, #doctors, #dress-codes, #fashion-and-apparel, #figs-inc, #natori-josie, #nursing-and-nurses, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #scrubs, #uniforms, #your-feed-fashion

How a Nursing Shortage Affects Families With Disabled Children

A nursing shortage — driven by the pandemic — has made life miserable for parents with profoundly disabled children. “What if I’m so exhausted that I make a mistake?”

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #home-health-care, #medicaid, #nursing-and-nurses, #parenting, #shortages

They Kept Schools Running as Covid Raged: ‘We Had to Be Here’

Last year, one million students and their teachers emptied out of New York City’s school buildings as the pandemic took hold of the city. These are the staff members who stayed.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #nursing-and-nurses, #star-academy-brooklyn-ny

India’s Doctors and Medical Workers Face Danger and Trauma

More than 1,000 doctors, and an untold number of medical personnel, have died after coronavirus infections. Many suffer an emotional toll as they make tough decisions about who gets treated.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #hospitals, #india, #medicine-and-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #rural-areas, #shortages, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Alexia’s Lifelong Nurse Has to Leave Her. Here’s Why.

For the most fragile New Yorkers and those who care for them, turning 23 brings enormous consequences.

#group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #health-department-nys, #home-health-care, #medicaid, #new-york-state, #nursing-and-nurses, #office-for-people-with-developmental-disabilities-nys, #savino-diane-j, #willowbrook-state-school

5 Health Care Jobs on the Rise

Occupations in the industry are increasingly in demand because of an aging population and longer life spans.

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