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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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How Rhode Island Fell to the Coronavirus

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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‘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

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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

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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.”

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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

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As Hospitals Fill, Travel Nurses Race to Virus Hot Spots

Demand is rising for nurses who work on contract. It is a nomadic existence and, in a pandemic, a high-risk one. “I was totally unprepared for the reality,” one recalled.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #green-bay-wis, #hospitals, #nursing-and-nurses

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Oregon Nurse Is Placed on Leave Over TikTok Video Mocking Masks

The nurse’s employer, Salem Health, said the post showed “cavalier disregard for the seriousness of this pandemic.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #nursing-and-nurses, #salem-ore, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

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How US Hospitals Are Stretched Way Too Thin Due to Covid-19

As the coronavirus pandemic surges across the country, hospitals are facing a crisis-level shortage of beds and staff to provide adequate care for patients.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hospitals, #nursing-and-nurses, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #rural-areas, #shortages, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-healthcare

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Covid Combat Fatigue: Doctors and Nurses Are Running on Empty

Doctors and nurses on the front lines are running on empty, under increasing duress as the pandemic surges and hospitals are overrun with patients.

#anxiety-and-stress, #careers-and-professions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #doctors, #hospitals, #labor-and-jobs, #nursing-and-nurses, #your-feed-healthcare

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A Filipino Kitchen Opened by Busy Nurses Who Wanted Breakfast

Bilao was born in the pandemic, when three hospital workers joked about opening an Upper East Side place where they could eat after their shifts.

#bilao-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #filipino-americans, #nursing-and-nurses, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #upper-east-side-manhattan-ny

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Hiker Rescued From Mount Rainier Makes ‘Miraculous’ Recovery

When Michael Knapinski arrived at a Seattle hospital, his heart stopped for 45 minutes and he was put on life support. Two days later, he was walking.

#emergency-medical-treatment, #hikes-and-hiking, #hospitals, #life-sustaining-support-systems-withdrawal-of, #medical-devices, #mount-rainier-wash, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #nursing-and-nurses, #seattle-wash, #ventilators-medical

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Jeannette Williams-Parker, Nurse in a Virus Hot Spot, Dies at 48

She was the first nurse in West Virginia to die of Covid-19. “She just never thought it would happen to her,” her mother said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #hospitals, #nursing-and-nurses, #west-virginia-university, #williams-parker-jeannette

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CDC Says Nurses Are at High Risk for Covid-19

A new study looked at the high numbers of health care workers hospitalized during the early months of the pandemic.

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Now Taking the Stage in the Pandemic: The School Nurse

In the school reopening effort, nurses have a crucial role: being the first to spot and stop the spread of a contagious disease.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #families-and-family-life, #new-york-city, #nursing-and-nurses

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School Nurses Are on the Coronavirus Front Lines. But Many Schools Don’t Have One.

Less than 40 percent of the nation’s schools had a full-time nurse before the pandemic, and there has been no national effort to hire more.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #nursing-and-nurses

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The Particular Pain of Pandemic Grief

I had never told my father I loved him until he lay dying half a world away, body wrecked with coronavirus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #nursing-and-nurses, #quarantines

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‘The Wounds Are Still Fresh’

These front-line medical workers are struggling with what comes next.

#bronx-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #doctors, #hospitals, #montefiore-medical-center, #new-york-city, #nursing-and-nurses, #your-feed-opinionvideo

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When Covid-19 Hit, Many Elderly Were Left to Die

Warnings had piled up for years that nursing homes were vulnerable. The pandemic sent them to the back of the line for equipment and care.

#belgium, #brussels-belgium, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #hospitals, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #protective-clothing-and-gear

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‘Like a Horror Movie’: A Small Texas Border Hospital Battles the Coronavirus

The hospital in Starr County, Texas, had no I.C.U. at all, and only one doctor on duty for each shift. Then the coronavirus began surging through the Rio Grande Valley.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #nursing-and-nurses, #rio-grande-city-tex, #rio-grande-valley-tex, #rural-areas, #starr-county-memorial-hospital-rio-grande-city-tex, #texas

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A Covid-19 Lesson: Some Seriously Ill Patients Can Be Treated at Home

To ease pressure on hospitals, Northwell Health brought medical workers, oxygen tanks and intravenous equipment into patients’ homes. Now Florida is taking cues.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #home-health-care, #hospitals, #medicare, #new-york-state, #northwell-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #telemedicine, #westbury-ny, #your-feed-science

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