Four Reasons You Should Attend a Professional Conference This Year

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medical conferenceConference season is coming up, and you may be trying to decide whether attending a professional conference is something that you should invest your time and money in.  Though not every conference is a good investment, there are several reasons that you should find quality medical conferences and attend them regularly. The benefits of attending conferences are far reaching and can help you to improve your performance and better serve your patients. Here are just a few great reasons you should make plans to attend a professional conference this year. Continue reading “Four Reasons You Should Attend a Professional Conference This Year”

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Tips for Taking Time Off

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tips for taking time offAs a healthcare professional, you are well aware that it takes a certain tirelessness just to keep up with, much less excel at, everything your job demands. Between managing patients, tasks, and the odd crisis, the work never seems to end. It’s this very nature of the field that means you will eventually need to take some time off to maintain your health and sanity, whether it’s for a long-awaited exotic vacation with your significant other or to spend a few days in bed recovering from a case of stress-induced pneumonia you caught after pulling 49 straight overnight shifts. When the time does come, don’t just clock out and take off running for the hills without warning. Here are a few tips to help you ensure everything continues running smoothly in your absence while you’re off relaxing. Continue reading “Tips for Taking Time Off”

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Keys to Effective Feedback and Truly Constructive Criticism

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constructive criticismIn a medical environment, providing constructive feedback to those under your supervision can mean the difference between life and death in some situations. No one enjoys being told that they are doing something wrong or getting “caught in the act” when they’re using shortcuts or practices that are against policy; however, providing feedback and corrective criticism doesn’t have to be an unpleasant experience. Here are a few key tips that will help you to give feedback that is heard clearly and more likely to be acted upon. Continue reading “Keys to Effective Feedback and Truly Constructive Criticism”

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Five New Year’s Resolutions for Medical Professionals

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New-Years-Resolutions-medical-professionalsWelcome to 2017! We have a fresh, new start to the year, and it’s filled with opportunities to improve ourselves, hone our professional abilities, and have a little fun. You might have already made a list of resolutions that include the old standbys of losing weight, eating healthier, or saving more money, but it’s a perfect time to start on the way to achieving new professional goals or creating good work habits with some extra resolutions. Here are a few easy ideas that can help you make 2017 a successful new year in your professional life. Continue reading “Five New Year’s Resolutions for Medical Professionals”

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Considering the Psychiatric Nursing Field? Is Mental Health Nursing Right for You?

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psychiatric nurseIn the United States, it’s estimated that approximately 1 in 5 adults handles some sort of mental health problem each year. Yes, you read that correctly – 42.5 million Americans are faced with mental health issues. Unfortunately, there is a serious shortage of psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses in the country as many people are a bit uncomfortable about working in this field. It definitely takes a special person to be a nurse in the mental health care sector but if it’s something that you’re interested in, the need is dire. If you are considering a career in psychiatric nursing, here are some of the key things that you should consider. Continue reading “Considering the Psychiatric Nursing Field? Is Mental Health Nursing Right for You?”

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Tips for Working with New Patients

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new patientsPeople, as a collective, are creatures of habit. They want to feel secure and familiar with the people they entrust with the important things in life, like their own or their family’s health and well-being. Changing to a new physician is a very difficult thing for many people and understandably so. Starting over when you have reached a level of trust and familiarity with a medical professional can be extremely hard to swallow. And while you may not be exactly like their old doctor, here are some tips that will help you to begin to gain the same level of trust from new patients. Continue reading “Tips for Working with New Patients”

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