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.

#accreditation, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #home-health-care, #hospice-care, #labor-and-jobs, #massage, #medicine-and-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #united-states-economy

Italy Pushes Back as Health Care Workers Shun Covid Vaccines

Prime Minister Mario Draghi issued a decree requiring that workers in health care facilities be vaccinated, a move that will test the legal limits of his government’s efforts to stem coronavirus outbreaks.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #draghi-mario, #hospitals, #italy, #nursing-and-nurses, #privacy, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

How a Javits Center Vaccine Nurse Spends Her Sundays

‘This job makes me feel like I’m part of history.’

#brienza-nicole, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #javits-jacob-k-convention-center-manhattan-ny, #manhattan-nyc, #nursing-and-nurses, #vaccination-and-immunization

A Choreographer Who Bridges the Worlds of Dance and Nursing

Devynn Emory’s “deadbird” — a duet for Emory and a mannequin — deals with grief, envisioning “an ideal care team for a body who’s passing.”

#content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dancing, #danspace-project, #emory-devynn, #mannequins-dummies, #nursing-and-nurses

How to Vaccinate Homebound Seniors? Take the Shots to Them.

Millions of older Americans, chronically ill and trapped at home, pose a big challenge to inoculation efforts. Doctors are on it.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #elder-care, #long-island-ny, #northwell-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

How Essential Workers Who Shared Their Sundays With Us Are Doing, One Year In

A nurse struggles with low morale; a waiter worries about a rush to normalcy; a respiratory therapist recovers from Covid, and more.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #edible-arrangements-llc, #hospitals, #j-g-melon, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #new-york-city, #new-york-university-langone-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #restaurants

California Sues Nursing Home Chain, Saying It Manipulated Ratings System

The lawsuit, filed by the state attorney general and other prosecutors, accuses Brookdale Senior Living of gaming Medicare’s ubiquitous star-rating system.

#becerra-xavier, #brookdale-senior-living-inc, #california, #centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services, #elder-care, #frauds-and-swindling, #medicare, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #suits-and-litigation-civil

California Sues Brookdale Senior Living, the Nursing Home Operator

The lawsuit, filed by the state attorney general and other prosecutors, accuses Brookdale Senior Living of gaming Medicare’s ubiquitous star-rating system.

#becerra-xavier, #brookdale-senior-living-inc, #california, #centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services, #elder-care, #frauds-and-swindling, #medicare, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Health Care Workers on the Frontline Face a Year of Risk, Fear and Loss

For many nurses and doctors, medicine was an inherited calling and one that bound couples. Then the virus threatened the ones they love.

#careers-and-professions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #doctors, #grief-emotion, #hospitals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #nursing-and-nurses, #your-feed-healthcare

10 Years After Fukushima Disaster, This Nurse May Be the Region’s Best Hope

Many of Rina Tsugawa’s peers have left for jobs in cities, an outflow common to rural Japan but accelerated by the tsunami and nuclear meltdowns in Fukushima. Ms. Tsugawa has different plans.

#content-type-personal-profile, #earthquakes, #elderly, #fukushima-japan, #nursing-and-nurses, #population, #tidal-waves-and-tsunamis

How Rhode Island Fell to the Coronavirus

A dense population of vulnerable citizens set the stage for a frightening epidemic.

#central-falls-ri, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #elderly, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hispanic-americans, #hospitals, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #loneliness, #masks, #medicine-and-health, #new-england-states-us, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #pawtucket-ri, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #providence-ri, #quarantines, #rhode-island, #rhode-island-hospital, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-science

High Turnover at Nursing Homes Threatens Residents’ Care

A new study highlights the persistent problems caused by an unstable work force, an underlying threat that may have led to staggering death tolls in the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-affairs-journal, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #research, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-healthcare

America’s Nursing Crisis

Being a nurse was already hard. But in the pandemic, it’s become almost impossible.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #nursing-and-nurses, #shortages, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Inside a Covid I.C.U., Through a Nurse’s Eyes

A short film offering a firsthand perspective of the brutality of the pandemic inside a Covid-19 I.C.U.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #nursing-and-nurses, #phoenix-ariz, #united-states

A Year of Unraveling

For the millions of Americans living with dementia, every day during this pandemic can bring a fresh horror.

#alzheimers-assn, #alzheimers-disease, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dementia, #elder-care, #elderly, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #national-institute-on-aging, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes

College Student’s Simple Invention Helps Nurses Work and Patients Rest

The device, a wearable night light that can minimize disturbances for sleeping patients, is the brainchild of a University of Pennsylvania senior and a neonatal I.C.U. nurse.

#anthony-scarpone-lambert, #innovation, #jennifferre-mancillas, #lighting, #nursing-and-nurses, #start-ups, #unight-light

Health Care Workers Hit Hard by the Coronavirus Pandemic

Vaccines may be on the way, but many on the front-lines are burned out. Has the government done enough to help alleviate their stress?

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #doctors, #hospitals, #labor-and-jobs, #medicine-and-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #shortages, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

A Parallel Pandemic Hits Health Care Workers: Trauma and Exhaustion

Vaccines may be on the way, but many on the front-lines are burned out. Has the government done enough to help alleviate their stress?

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #doctors, #hospitals, #labor-and-jobs, #medicine-and-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #shortages, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Health Care Unions Find a Voice as the Pandemic Rages

Faced with the urgent need to protect their members and patients from the virus, labor organizations are pushing hospitals to do more.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mission-hospital-asheville-nc, #national-nurses-united, #nursing-and-nurses, #organized-labor, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #service-employees-international-union, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-healthcare

U.K. Hospitals Struggle to Cope With a New Coronavirus Variant

Hospitals are straining to cope with a new coronavirus variant, despite warnings last year that more preparations were needed for an expected surge of cases in the winter.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #hospitals, #national-health-service, #nursing-and-nurses

In U.K. Hospitals, a Desperate Battle Against a Threat Many Saw Coming

Hospitals are straining to cope with a new coronavirus variant, despite warnings last year that more preparations were needed for an expected surge of cases in the winter.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #hospitals, #national-health-service, #nursing-and-nurses

The Strange Voyeurism of Watching Someone Else Get Vaccinated

Seeing a shot go in someone’s arm is largely devoid of drama, but the surrounding choreography and presentation of the moment can be fascinating.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #nursing-and-nurses, #vaccination-and-immunization, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

‘It’s Starting Again’: Why Filipino Nurses Dread the Second Wave

Indispensable to New York City hospitals, health care workers from the Philippines died in shocking numbers last spring. Will things be different this winter?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elmhurst-queens-ny, #elmhurst-hospital-center, #filipino-americans, #national-nurses-united, #nursing-and-nurses

Covid Vaccine Rollouts in Europe Are Off to a Shaky Start

Programs in many countries have been hampered by slow-moving bureaucracies, a lack of nurses and shortages of vital equipment.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #england, #europe, #germany, #great-britain, #italy, #nursing-and-nurses, #politics-and-government, #spain, #vaccination-and-immunization

Hospital Workers Start to ‘Turn Against Each Other’ to Get Covid-19 Vaccine

“I am so disappointed and saddened that this happened,” a New York hospital executive wrote to his staff after workers who did not have priority cut the line for the vaccine.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #manhattan-nyc, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #new-york-city, #new-york-presbyterian-hospital, #nursing-and-nurses, #vaccination-and-immunization

Hospital Workers Start to ‘Turn Against Each Other’ to Get Vaccine

“I am so disappointed and saddened that this happened,” a New York hospital executive wrote to his staff after workers who did not have priority cut the line for the vaccine.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #manhattan-nyc, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #new-york-city, #new-york-presbyterian-hospital, #nursing-and-nurses, #vaccination-and-immunization

The Life of Rosary Castro-Olega, a Retired Nurse Who Returned to the Frontlines

“Cause of Life” celebrates the messy, imperfect and extraordinary lives of five people we lost to Covid-19.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #filipino-americans, #los-angeles-calif, #nursing-and-nurses, #twins, #your-feed-opinionvideo

Some Health Care Workers Are Getting the Vaccine. Others Aren’t. Who Decides?

Many primary care doctors, firefighters and others at risk of exposure are waiting to learn when they will get vaccinated.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #fires-and-firefighters, #hospitals, #nursing-and-nurses, #vaccination-and-immunization

Nurses Are Anxious and Angry in 2nd Wave: ‘We’re Not Prepared’

“We’re worse off in some ways than we were in the beginning,” said one nurse about the lack of workers and resources at her New York hospital.

#albany-ny, #albany-medical-center, #buffalo-ny, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #hospitals, #montefiore-medical-center, #new-rochelle-ny, #new-york-state, #nursing-and-nurses, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #strikes, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Inside the Race to Give the First Vaccinations in the United States

Hospitals around the country scrambled to administer the first shots after waiting months for the coronavirus vaccine.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #hospitals, #new-jersey, #new-york-state, #northwell-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #queens-nyc, #vaccination-and-immunization

Vaccine Distribution Is Underway in New York

The first coronavirus vaccine in the country was administered in Queens. 

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-city, #nursing-and-nurses

‘A Shot of Hope’: What the Vaccine Is Like for Frontline Doctors and Nurses

Even as medical workers lined up for America’s first shots, many of them recalled nightmarish moments from the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #nursing-and-nurses, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

In Canada, the First Vaccines Leave Health Workers in Tears of Relief

“We were desperate.” As nursing home employees received the first vaccinations on Monday, memories of the pandemic’s first wave left some overwhelmed with emotion.

#canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #vaccination-and-immunization

Sandra Lindsay, the First to Be Vaccinated, Hopes to Persuade Skeptics

Sandra Lindsay, a nurse at a Queens hospital, was the first person in the United States to be vaccinated. She wanted to “inspire people who look like me.”

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #long-island-ny, #new-york-state, #northwell-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #queens-nyc, #sandra-lindsay, #vaccination-and-immunization

Portraits of Nurses, By the Designer Rebecca Moses

The designer Rebecca Moses turns a quarantine art project into a gift of thanks and tribute.

#art, #moses-rebecca, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #nursing-and-nurses